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A 'Controlled Substance' is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a Government body.

Due to the potential for abuse, controlled substances have specific regulatory requirements for their acquisition, storage, security, inventory / record keeping, disposal, importing and exporting.

The University has produced guidance to ensure that the management of controlled substances is compliant with legislation and the appropriate standards.

Guidance has been produced for the following:

Controlled Substance Guidance

Appendix 1: Radioactive Substances

Appendix 2: Explosives

Appendix 3: Explosive Precursor Chemicals

Appendix 4: Scheduled Chemicals: Chemical Weapons Convention

Appendix 5: Controlled Drugs

Appendix 6: Drug Precursor Chemicals

Appendix 7: Scheduled Poisons

Appendix 8: Scheduled Agents: Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

Appendix 9: Dangerous Pathogens and Genetically Modified Organisms