Principal Investigators (PIs) must obtain a Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) to possess and use Controlled Substances for any of these purposes:
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary Care
  • Non-Human Research
Note: Clinical trials performed on campus through the pharmacy do not require a CSUA.

How do I get a CSUA?
The Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA) Web Application is used by PI’s to apply for an Authorization Number and to designate Authorized Personnel to work under his/her number. The web interface is also used to document training and Controlled Substance possession, for strict compliance with Federal regulations, and by the UAB Controlled Substances Program.

The CSUA Web Application can be found here.

All required training must be completed before applying.

Note: Principal Investigator’s and their CSUA secondary contacts have access to this application. Other individuals listed as Authorized Personnel on a CSUA do not.

Below you will find reference material/Job Aids to assist you. Feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.