How to order research chemicals
To get research synthetics and controlled substances from the NIDA DSP, everything research agents will require to set up a Request Package. A Request Package ought to incorporate the accompanying things:
1. A cover letter including:
a.Name, phone number, and e-mail address of Research Investigator (and consignee, if applicable),
- Provide a current and complete address that would allow shipment by a suitable carrier such as Federal Express (FedEx) (i.e. street address, building name or number, room number, city, and state) – This address should coincide with the address on the DEA order form.
- For radio-labeled drugs or chemical substances, indicate the address to which such materials will be shipped. In case the shipping address is different from the researcher’s address, a current copy of the radioactive materials license must be submitted.
b.If applicable, NIH grant number of project and name and contact information of the project’s NIDA/NIH Program Officer. If a non-grantee, no information on Program Officer and grant number is required.
c. Name(s) and quantity of compounds or other substances being requested,
- The total radioactivity (preferred units of measurement, mg per vial, etc.)
- If multiple studies/tasks are planned, combine projected needs into a single order rather than placing several separate requests in a short time interval. The request should generally be limited to four items or drugs/compounds in order to avoid delay.
- Avoid drug abbreviations, and include specifications such as (+), (‑), (dl), base, or salt, as appropriate. Please visit the NIDA Drug Supply Catalog (PDF, 11.6MB) (this document is not fully accessible, for help viewing this content, please contact Rik Kline(link sends email) at 301-827-5243), for drug supply information.