Welcome to the Investigational Drug Service (IDS)!


Due to the 3600 Civic Center Blvd (CCB) construction project, the IDS main location has temporarily been moved to Ground Rhoades. For pickup and miscellaneous instructions, please refer here: IDS Temporary Move Pickup & Miscellaneous Instructions

researchers in white coatsWe 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 investigational products, 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?

Take a look at the decision tree for information on which trials must involve the IDS and which are optional. 

Go to view the decision tree

Do you need to schedule an appointment?

Online Scheduler App 

Appointments are needed for all visits — including site qualifications or tours — due to the large number of visitors the IDS accommodates every day.