Investigational Drug Service
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IDS CENTRAL - 3600 Civic Center Blvd 10th Floor - now open.
IDS Main (Maloney) will be closing in mid-2020.
Welcome to the Investigational Drug Service (IDS)!
We are the research pharmacy for the University of Pennsylvania community. We're a core facility for the Perelman School of Medicine, able to provide services to investigators throughout any school on campus, as well as to the University of Pennsylvania Health System and its affiliates.
We provide a wide range of services related to medications, natural products, biologics and medical devices. Our inventory management system is state-of-the-art and our facilities are continually monitored and highly secure.
Are you a new study coordinator or investigator?
Click on Information for Coordinators to see a guidebook written just for you!
Additionally, for a decision tree on which trials must involve the IDS and which are optional, please see below. Also look in KnowledgeLink for an upcoming IDS Orientation; these are small group sessions and staff are available to answer your questions.
Do you need to schedule an appointment?
Appointments are needed for all visits — including site qualifications or tours — due to the large number of visitors the IDS accommodates every day.
Are you a Monitor or Auditor?
Are you a monitor or auditor planning to visit the IDS for the first time? Click Study Monitor Information to see the latest edition of our flyer, which contains:
- a staff directory,
- shipping instructions,
- a description of our facilities, inventory system and temperature monitoring,
- as well as instructions for scheduling visits.
As a reminder, all visits must be scheduled. The IDS has a dedicated workroom for monitoring activities, with copier, shipping supplies and wireless internet available, however it can be used by one monitor at a time.