Welcome to the Investigational Drug Service (IDS)!


IDS Smilow - 3400 Civic Center Blvd, RM 161 - now open
IDS Main (Maloney)  is now closed

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 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?

Investigational Drug Service map marker at 36th and Spruce streets with courier service zone in University City area


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?

machine on tableOnline 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.


Are you a Monitor or Auditor?desk bookshelf

Click Study Monitor Information to see the latest edition of our flyer, which contains:

  • a staff directory,
  • a description of our facilities, inventory system and temperature monitoring,
  • as well as instructions for scheduling visits.

As a reminder, all visits, including virtual, must be scheduled.