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Drugs and Crime Research Projects

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Date Published
January 13, 2023

The following table — Drugs and Crime Research Awards — shows awards made by NIJ for drugs and crime research projects.

Both ongoing and completed projects are included. Project titles for completed awards are linked to the substantive report submitted to NIJ at the completion of the project if available.

Drugs and Crime Research Awards
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Grantee Award Number Amount
Drug Markets
Detecting Fentanyl and Major Players in Darknet Drug Markets by Analyzing Drug Networks and Developing a Threat Assessment Tool Research Foundation of CUNY obo John Jay College 2019-R2-CX-0018 $598,637
What You Can’t Buy, Can’t Kill You University of Alabama at Birmingham 2019-R2-CX-0019 $641,016
Using social network and spatial analysis to understand and address fentanyl distribution networks in America’s largest port city California State University Long Beach Research Foundation 2019-R2-CX-0020 $995,490
Oklahoma Methamphetamine Data Initiative Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences 2020-R2-CX-0014 $587,219
Assessing Perceived Effects of I-502: A Survey on Recreational Cannabis in Washington State Washington State University 2018-R2-CX-0003 $32,000
Illegal Marijuana and Drug Related Violent Crime in North Texas Tarleton State University 2018-75-CX-0005 $341,883
Delaware Opiate Metric Intelligence Project University of Delaware 2017-IJ-CX-0016 $588,717

NIJ Research and Data Analysis on MJ and Other Drug Markets

Bureau of Justice Statistics/Justice Research Statistics Association 2012-BJ-CX-K032 $500,000
Monitoring Drug Epidemics and the Markets That Sustain Them Using ADAM II National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. 2010-IJ-CX-0011 $37,966
Dynamics of Retail Methamphetamine Markets in New York City National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
Travis Wendel
2007-IJ-CX-0110 $475,337
The Context of Drug Markets: An Examination of the Direct and Indirect Influence of Gender in Drug Market Activities Arizona State University
Cheryl Lee
2004-IJ-CX-0014 $34,946
The Chinese Connection: The Changing Patterns of Drug Trafficking in the Golden Triangle Rutgers University
Adrienne Walker-Lane
2004-IJ-CX-0023 $199,915
Prevalence Estimation of Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Juvenile Facilities Urban Institute 15PNIJ-22-GG-03052-TITL $549,956
The Experiences of Men with Substance Use Disorders Exiting Prison at the Height of the Opioid Crisis Pennsylvania State University 2019-R2-CX-0010 $91,097
NIDAS' ABCD Social Development University of Pittsburgh 2017-MU-CX-0044 $8,561,120
Assessing Trends in Deaths Associated with Opioid and Alcohol Withdrawal in Jails? University of Rochester 2016-R2-CX-0037 $39,907
Drugs, DUI, and Crime: What Are the Effects of Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado? Purdue University 2016-R2-CX-0008 $32,000
Examining an Integrated Bystander and Alcohol Program for Sexual Assault Perpetration: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial Ohio University 2016-R2-CX-0048 $150,000
Developmental Pathways of Teen Dating Violence in a High-Risk Sample SUNY/Albany 2012-W9-BX-0001 $798,376
Effects of Child Maltreatment, Cumulative Victimization Experiences, and Proximal Life Stress on Adult Outcomes of Substance Use, Mental Health Problems, and Antisocial Behavior University of Washington 2012-IJ-CX-0023 $428,396
Race and Drug Arrests: Specific Deterrence and Collateral Consequences University of South Florida 2011-IJ-CX-0004 $93,553
Roads Diverge: Long-term Patterns of Relapse, Recidivism, and Desistance for a Reentry Cohort University of Delaware
Ronet Bachman
2008-IJ-CX-0017 $586,816
Gender, Mental Illness, and Crime Portland State University
Melissa Thompson
2007-IJ-CX-0004 $34,999
Alcohol Availability, Distribution Policies, and Their Relationship to Crime and Alcohol-Related Injury Urban Institute
Caterina Roman
2006-IJ-CX-0012 $105,989
Drug-Facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study of Prevalence and Case Characteristics Among College Students and Other Young Women Medical University of South Carolina
Dean Kilpatrick
2005-WG-BX-0006 $447,796
Exploring the Drugs/Crime Connection within the Electronic Dance and Hip Hop Nightclub Scenes University of Delaware
Tammy Anderson
2004-IJ-CX-0040 $283,563
The Prevalence, Context, and Reporting of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault on University Campuses Research Triangle Institute
Don Enichen
2004-WG-BX-0010 $419,339
Market Disruption
Third Party Policing: A Randomized Field Trial to Assess Drug Crime Reduction and Police –Hotel Partnerships in Anne Arundel County, MD Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) 2019-R2-CX-0026 $597,452
Using Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Expose Darknet Opioid Traffickers West Virginia University Research Corporation 2018-75-CX-0032 $985,950
Building Drug Intelligence Networks to Combat the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities: A Collaborative Intelligence-led Policing Strategy Iowa State University of Science and Technology 2018-AR-BX-0004 $725,018
Identifying and Informing Strategies for Disrupting Drug Distribution Networks: An Application to Opiate Flows in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University 2017-IJ-CX-0017 $404,510
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Heroin and Crime Initiative: Informing the investigation and prosecution of heroin-related overdose Case Western Reserve University 2017-DN-BX-0168 $975,401
Drugs, DUI, and Crime: What Are the Effects of Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado? Purdue University 2016-R2-CX-0008 $32,000
Effects of Marijuana Legislation on Law Enforcement and Crime Washington State University 2016-RC-CX-0058 $995,831
Developing Methods for Assessing Outcomes of Law and Policy on Drug Trafficking Offenders, Organizations, and Criminal Justice Responses Abt Associates Inc. 2016-R2-CX-K001 $999,887
Research on Contraband and Interdiction Modalities Used in Correctional Facilities Urban Institute 2015-IJ-CX-K001 $499,999

Research on Illegal Prescription Drug Market Interventions

Office of National Drug Control Policy/Abt Associates Inc 2012R2R2999 $187,500
Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs: Policy Change, Law Enforcement Activity, and Diversion Tactics University of Central Florida 2012-R2-CX-0006 $250,000
Optimizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to Support Law Enforcement Activities University of Kentucky Research Foundation 2012-R2-CX-0007 $363,226
Identifying High Risk Prescribers Using PDMP Data: A Tool For Law Enforcement The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2012-R2-CX-0002 $249,983
Evaluating and Improving Law Enforcement Cooperation in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations American University 2011-IJ-CX-0001 $453,112
An Experimental Evaluation of the BJA DMI Training and Technical Assistance Initiative RAND Corporation 2010-DJ-BX-1672 $2,914,961
Creating a Better Understanding Of Cross-Jurisdictional Task Forces On The Border: An Evaluation Of Two Efforts To Target Drugs And Violence In San Diego County San Diego Association of Governments 2010-SS-B9-0001 $299,136
A Collaborative Approach to Eliminating Street Drug Markets through Focused Deterrence University of North Carolina Greensboro
Tim Shelton
2006-IJ-CX-0034 $283,001
Controlled Substance Case Processing Descriptive Study Research Triangle Institute
Kevin Strom
ASP Task T-021 $250,000
The Effect of Law Enforcement on Drug Markets and Drug Use Abt Associates, Inc.
Bill Rhodes
2005-IJ-CX-0024 $269,495
Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From Policy to Practice Andrews University
Duane McBride
2005-IJ-CX-0028 $324,764
Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces, Phase II: Tool Development and Production Abt Associates
Bill Rhodes
2005-DD-BX-0002 $474,435
Prevention and Intervention
Examining the Effect of Oregon’s Measure 110 on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice Outcomes Rand Corporation 15PNIJ-21-GG-04709-NIJB $598,053
Assessing the Causes of Racial Disparities in Drug Courts: An Intersectional Approach to Eliminating Barriers to Admittance Ohio State University 15PNIJ-21-GG-04708-NIJB $533,204
NIJ Multisite Impact and Cost‐Efficiency Evaluation of Veterans Treatment Courts American University 15PNIJ-22-GK-00035-VTCX $3,000,000
Assessing the impact of treatment quality, matching and dosage on juvenile justice outcomes among a statewide sample of youth with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders Research Foundation of the City University of New York 15PNIJ-22-GG-03054-TITL $200,000
Examining the multifaceted impacts of drug decriminalization on public safety, law enforcement, and prosecutorial discretion Portland State University 15PNIJ-21-GG-02804-RESS $495,596
Enhancing Public Safety and Public Health: Informing Medication-Assisted Treatment Policies and Programs in the Criminal Justice System University of Washington 2019-R2-CX-0006 $145,611
Interactive Computer-Assisted Recovery Enabler (ICARE): Treatment Support and Monitoring Tool for Substance Using Offenders Research Triangle Institute 2018-75-CX-0018 $750,000
Evaluation of Using Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorders in a Correctional Setting Urban Institute 2018-75-CX-0022 $648,227
Multi-site Evaluations of Courts on the Frontline: Systematically Assessing Implementation and Intermediate Outcomes in Veterans Treatment Courts Missouri State University 2015-VV-BX-K020 $761,231
Study of the Use of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Funds on Aftercare Services Advocates for Human Potential 2013-MU-CX-0057 $399,836
Effect of Prison-Based Alcohol Treatment: A Multi-site Process and Outcome Evaluation University of Texas as San Antonio 2010-RT-BX-0103 $300,000
Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment: A Randomized Trial of a Validated Assessment Tool in Three NYC Drug Courts Center for Court Innovation 2010-IJ-CX-0031 $389,093
Evaluation of the Second Chance Act Reentry Courts Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc. 2010-RY-BX-0001 $2,988,850
A Natural Experiment in Reform: Analyzing Drug Law Policy Change in NYS Vera Institute of Justice 2010-IJ-CX-0030 $699,937
A Follow-up Evaluation of Hawaii's HOPE Probation Pepperdine University 2010-IJ-CX-0016 $191,707
Evaluating a Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program in Delaware: A Randomized Trial University of Delaware
Daniel O'Connell
2009-IJ-CX-0003 $499,631
From Inception to Implementation: How the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act Has Affected the Case Processing and Sentencing of Drug Offenders in One CA County University of California, Irvine
Christine Gardiner
2007-IJ-CX-0031 $19,991
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of KS Senate Bill 123 Loyola University Chicago
Don Stemen
2006-IJ-CX-4032 $203,552
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of KS Senate Bill 123 Vera Institute of Justice
Don Stemen
2006-IJ-CX-0032 $38,799
A Cost Evaluation of Drug Court Programs Compared to State Mandate non-Drug Court Treatment Programs Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Shannon Carey
2005-IJ-CX-0010 $284,715
Multisite Comparison of 17 Adult Drug Courts: Typology, Outcomes and Cost Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Shannon Carey
2005-M-114 $55,158
An Impact and Cost-Benefit Evaluation of the Oxford House Substance Free Transitional Housing Model Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Mike Finigan
2005-DD-BX-1009 $662,455
Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Demonstration Programs University of Arizona
Jeanette Hassin
2005-AC-BX-0011 $457,200
An Empirical Investigation of "Going to Scale" in Drug Interventions Urban Institute
John Roman, Avi Bhati
2005-DC-BX-1064 $196,495
Drug Court Evaluation Training and Technical Assistance National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Carolyn Hardin
2004-DC-BX-K005 $295,723
Anchorage Wellness Court Evaluation University of Alaska, Anchorage
Robert Langworthy
2003-DD-BX-1015 $633,880
Multi-site Adult Drug Court Evaluation The Urban Institute, RTI International and the Center for Court Innovation
Shelli Rossman
2003-DC-BX-1001 $6,500,000
Swiftness and Certainty in Enforcing Probation Conditions: Hawaii HOPE University of California, Los Angeles
Angela Hawken
2007-IJ-CX-0033 $139,530,
Technology and Forensics
Research and Development Using High-level Quantum Chemistry Calculations for the Creation of a Rapid Field Test for the Identification and Differentiation of Hemp and Marijuana Research Foundation for the State University of New York 15PNIJ-22-GG-04423-SLFO $604,176
Aptamer-Based Oral Fluid Testing Device for Roadside Screening of Recent Marijuana Use in Drivers North Carolina State University 15PNIJ-22-GG-04440-RESS $359,373
Non-contact detection of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids: Towards a generalized approach to the detection of dangerous drug cases Florida International University 15PNIJ-22-GG-04418-RESS $642,632
Marijuana Intoxication: Roadside Tool for Law Enforcement to Measure Impaired Peripheral Vision Denise A Valenti 15PNIJ-22-GG-04417-RESS $595,000
Development of a colorimetric breath analyzer for THC Virginia Commonwealth University 15PNIJ-22-GG-04437-RESS $170,834
Implementation of NPS Discovery – An Early Warning Systems for Novel Drug Intelligence, Surveillance, Monitoring, Response, and Forecasting using Drug Materials and Toxicology Populations in the US Frederic Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation 15PNIJ-22-GG-04434-MUMU $485,938
FY 2021 MDSP - Expanding Targeted Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Capabilities for Controlled Substance Analysis Maryland State Police 15PNIJ-21-GG-02713-COAP $96,741
Breath Measurements of Acute Cannabis Use (BACE): Towards Reliable Determination of Recent Use National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-22-RO-0003 $1,450,809
Advanced Microfluidic Technology for Automated, Rapid, and Objective Laboratory Screening of Seized Drugs Research Triangle Institute 15PNIJ-21-GG-04176-COAP $327,558
Comparative Evaluation of Low- and High-Resolution MS Approaches for Screening and Confirmation of New Psychoactive Substances in Human Specimen Matrices Florida International University 15PNIJ-21-GG-04173-COAP $437,665
Illuminating the Dark: Molecular Networking as a Novel Psychoactive Substance Identification Strategy University of Wisconsin 15PNIJ-21-GG-04171-COAP $271,842
Expert Algorithm for Substance Identification (EASI) West Virginia University 15PNIJ-21-GG-04179-COAP $327,405
The problems with Cannabinoid Analogs (Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC, and CBD) and their metabolites detectability in urine drug testing for potential cannabinoid abuse. Virginia Commonwealth University 15PNIJ-21-GG-04188-RESS $161,031
Accurate THC Determinations in Seized Cannabis-derived Finished Products for Forensic Laboratories National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-22-RO-0002 $463,932
Chemical Foundations of a Cannabis Breathalyzer National Institute of Standards & Technology 2019-90292-CO-DU $481,103
Non-Contact Detection of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids Naval Research Laboratory 2019-90310-DC-DU $605,696
Research to Develop Validated Methods for THC Quantification in Complex Matrices by High-resolution DART-MS Focus on Edibles and Plant Materials The Research Foundation for the SUNY 2019-90380-NY-DU $465,724
Combining LC-MS/MS Product-Ion Scan Technology with GC-MS Analysis to Identify Drugs and Poisons in Postmortem Fluids and Tissues Miami-Dade County 2019-DU-BX-0002 $372,438
Identification of Anticoagulant Adulterants in Seized Material and Biological Samples Fredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE 2019-DU-BX-0020 $412,100
Phase II Metabolites of Drugs in Hair: A Potential Solution for Environmental Contamination Research Triangle Institute 2019-DU-BX-0021 $295,625
Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor for Rapid Opioid Detection in Seized Substances Florida International University 2019-DU-BX-0024 $365,101
Fast On-Site Screening of Seized Drugs by Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Tools: Identification of Fentanyl and Novel Psychoactive Subst West Virginia University Research Corporation 2019-DU-BX-0030 $267,438
Through the Looking Glass Part II: Abuse of the Evolving Electronic Cigarette and the Impact of Vaping Ethanol in the Evaluation of Impairment Virginia Commonwealth University 2019-NE-BX-0007 $1,241,355
Prevalence of fentanyl and its analogues in a court-ordered mandatory drug testing population Research Triangle Institute 2019-R2-CX-0017 $239,196
Extraction and quantification of fentanyl and metabolites from complex biological matrices to support medicolegal death investigations West Virginia University 2019-R2-CX-0037 $100,000
Novel GLC-based Method for Identification of Positional Isomeric Fentanyls University of North Texas 2019-R2-CX-0043 $50,000
Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor for Rapid Identification of Marijuana from Hemp Florida International University 2019-R2-CX-0045 $50,000
The Effects of Synthetic Cathinone Chirality on Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics and Its Implications for Forensic Toxicology Virginia Commonwealth University 2019-R2-CX-0046 $149,960
Evaluating the Robustness and Ruggedness of a Statistical Method for Comparison of Mass Spectral Data for Seized Drug Identification Michigan State University 2020-DQ-BX-0001 $228,919
Real-Time Sample-Mining and Data-Mining Approaches for the Discovery of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Fredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE 2020-DQ-BX-0007 $555,401
Assessment of the Contribution to Drug Impaired Driving from Emerging and Undertested Drugs Fredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE 2020-DQ-BX-0009 $478,783
Biomarkers of Cannabis Exposure in Exhaled Breath Condensate and Oral Fluid The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2020-DQ-BX-0011 $434,273
Expanded Quantitative Cannabinoid Testing in Biological Specimens to Combat the Ever Changing Cannabis Landscape Virginia Department of Forensic Science 2020-DQ-BX-0017 $290,353
Validation of a LC-DAD-ESI/MS/MS method for the accurate measurement of delta-9-THC and delta-9-THCA-A among twenty cannabinoids in various Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University 2020-DQ-BX-0021 $160,181
Wastewater Epidemiology To Examine Stimulant Trends (weTEST) University of Kentucky Research Foundation 2020-R2-CX-0013 $862,567
LC-QqQ-MS screening assay for abused drug exposure based on covalent peptide/protein modification The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2020-R2-CX-0023 $100,000
Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Modified Microelectrode Arrays for Rapid In-Field Analysis of Trace Illicit Substances in Oral Fluid The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2020-R2-CX-0036 $150,000
DUID Toxicology Laboratory Guidelines - Broad Testing Federal Bureau of Investigation DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0008 $562,699
Accurate THC Determinations in Seized Cannabis Samples for Forensic Laboratories National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0009 $350,000
Development of an Open Source Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) Search Software and Library Building Tool for the Anal National Institute of Standards and Technology DJO-NIJ-20-RO-0012 $198,290
Novel Quantitation Workflow for Improved Drug Surveillance University of Pittsburgh 2018-75-CX-0006 $624,989
High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Screening in Forensic Toxicology: Cost Benefit Analysis Sam Houston State University 2018-75-CX-0040 $306,688
Structural Characterization of Emerging Synthetic Drugs West Virginia University Research Corporation 2018-75-CX-0033 $368,415
Identification of Drugs in Powders, Tablets, Liquids, and Plant Material Via Total Vaporization Solid Phase Microextraction (TV-SPME) Trustees of Indiana University 2018-75-CX-0035 $96,469
Development of a Comprehensive Workflow for Postmortem Insulin Testing in Cases of Suspected Insulin Homicide The Fredric Rieders Family Foundation 2018-75-CX-0039 $299,529
Evaluating Analytical Parameters and Understanding Drug-Matrix Interactions in Forensic Hair Analysis The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2018-75-CX-0037 $400,349
Development of Portable Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Nanosensors for Ultrasensitive Characterization of Drugs in Human Biofluids Trustees of Indiana University 2018-75-CX-0034 $445,244
Through the E-Cigarette Looking Glass: The Impact of Vaping Ethanol on DUI Investigations Virginia Commonwealth University 2018-75-CX-0036 $517,961
Detection and Identification of Psychoactive Material Based On SPME-facilitated DART-MS-derived Headspace Chemical Signatures and Chemometrics The Research Foundation for the SUNY, University at Albany 2018-R2-CX-0012 $100,000
Increasing Safety, Speed, Sensitivity, and Selectivity of Controlled Substance Analysis Maryland State Police 2018-DU-BX-0165 $299,234
A Paradigm Shift in Forensic Toxicology Screening: The Development and Validation of Two Automated Sample Preparation Techniques for the Comprehensive Screening of Biological Matrices Using High Resol Department of Forensic Science 2018-DU-BX-0168 $448,063
Establishing Sufficiency Thresholds for Assessing the Quality of Mass Spectral Data Houston Forensic Science Center, Inc. 2018-DU-BX-0184 $282,703

Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry of Fentanyl

Office of National Drug Control Policy/ Drug Enforcement Administration

15DDHQ18P00000344 $312,500
Toxicological Time Travel: Retrospective Datamining of Analytical Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Data for Evaluating the Rise and Fall of Novel Opioid and Fentanyl Analog Use in the United States Fredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE 2017-DN-BX-0169 $499,005
Development of Improved Extraction/Purification Methods for LC-QqQ-MS Analysis of Novel Psychoactive Substances The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2017-IJ-CX-0004 $50,000
Optimization of Pretreatment Parameters in Hair Analysis for Drugs of Abuse and Understanding Protein-Drug Physicochemical Interactions The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2017-IJ-CX-0005 $50,000
Novel Blood Protein Modification Assay for Retrospective Detection of Drug Exposure - Development and Validation The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2017-MU-BX-0002 $467,885
A More Timely Process for Identifying and Analyzing Trends of Emerging Novel Psychoactive Substances in the United States Temple University – Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Edu 2017-R2-CX-0002 $49,994
Development and Application of Small-molecule Spatial Distribution Imaging: Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging-Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS) The State University of New York, University at Albany 2017-R2-CX-0003 $50,000
Coupling Gas Chromatography (GC) and Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Spectroscopy for Forensic Applications Trustees of Indiana University 2017-R2-CX-0018 $370,180
Prevalence of Novel Psychoactive Substances in Oral Fluid Sam Houston State University 2017-R2-CX-0019 $311,221
Chemometric Processing of DART-HRMS-derived Dark Matter for the Identification of New Psychoactive Substances The Research Foundation for the SUNY, University at Albany 2017-R2-CX-0020 $558,282
Retrospective Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Forensic Toxicology Casework using Archived High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Data Fredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE 2017-R2-CX-0021 $494,695
Coupling Raman Spectroscopy with Ambient Sampling, Portable Mass Spectrometry for On-site, High-Throughput Evidence Confirmation on a Single Instrumental Platform Illinois State University 2017-R2-CX-0022 $298,100
The Use of Gas Chromatography with Tandem Ultra Violet and Mass Spectrometric Detection for the Analysis of Emerging Drugs. Application to Synthetic Cathinones and Fentanyl Analogs. The George Washington University 2017-R2-CX-0028 $275,221
Development of Matrix Matched Quality Control Materials and Sample Preparation Techniques for the Analysis of Marijuana Infused Products and their Application to Edible Testing Virginia Commonwealth University 2017-R2-CX-0029 $215,830
Chasing the Electronic Cigarette Dragon - Characterizing the Evolution and Impact of Design and Content Virginia Commonwealth University 2016-DN-BX-0150 $139,233
Evaluation of sample preparation techniques for Matrix Effects and Absolute Recovery using UPLC-MS/MS using opiates and liver tissue specimens as the model and application to post-mortem toxicology Virginia Commonwealth University 2016-DN-BX-0148 $91,017
Forensic Chemistry of Substituted N-Benzylmethoxy (N-BOMe) Phenethylamines: Isomeric Designer Drugs Related to 25I-N-BOMe Auburn University 2016-DN-BX-0175 $215,000
The Utility of Multi-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography for the Analysis of Seized Drugs: Application to Emerging Drugs The George Washington University 2016-DN-BX-0169 $208,339
Rapid and Accurate On-Site Screening for a Broad Range of Synthetic Cathinones by Electronic Drug Analyzer Based on a Cross-Reactive Aptamer The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2016-DN-BX-0167 $208,989
Differences in Cannabis Impairment and its Measurement Due to Route of Administration Research Triangle Institute 2016-DN-BX-0193 $1,209,914
The Evaluation of Alternative Sample Preparation Techniques for Use in Forensic Laboratories Research Triangle Institute 2016-DN-BX-0192 $787,719
Long-term Stability of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Biological Matrices Research Triangle Institute 2016-DN-BX-0191 $457,046
Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Pharmacology of Emerging Synthetic Opioids Keck Graduate Institute 2016-DN-BX-0059 $618,790
Evaluation of Peer Review and Verification Processes Georgia Bureau of Investigation 2016-DN-BX-K005 $78,670
Analytical Validation and Impact Assessment of On-Site Evidence Screening via Ambient Sampling, Portable Mass Spectrometry Illinois State University 2015-IJ-CX-K011 $299,753
Development of Modern Microcrystal Tests for Controlled Drugs, Diverted Pharmaceuticals and Bath Salts McCrone Research Institute, Inc. 2015-IJ-CX-K010 $122,428
One Pot Effluent Characterization and Standoff Detection Feasibility Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC 2015-90789-SC-DN $452,765
Automated Derivatization and Identification of Controlled Substances via Total Vaporization Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Trustees of Indiana University 2015-DN-BX-K058 $190,223
Statistical and Mass Spectral Tools for the Identification and Characterization of Synthetic Phenethylamines Michigan State University 2015-IJ-CX-K008 $239,652
Monitoring Changes in the Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Market through Enhanced Identification of Emerging Drugs and their Metabolites in Biological Samples The Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation 2015-IJ-CX-K012 $378,153
Prediction of Drug Interactions with Methadone, Buprenorphine and Oxycodone from in vitro Inhibition of Metabolism: A Continuation University of Utah 2015-IJ-CX-K009 $1,276,160
The Application of Gold Nanoparticles for the Trace Detection of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Saliva and Urine by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Florida International University 2015-IJ-CX-K006 $333,582
Novel Blood Protein Modification Assay for Retrospective Detection of Drug Exposure Florida International University 2015-NE-BX-K001 $195,710
Development of Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometric and Multivariate Statistical Analysis Methods for Rapid High Throughput Analysis and Identification of Psychotropic Plant Species University at Albany 2015-DN-BX-K057 $688,158
Evaluating the effectiveness of liquid chromatography-time of flight-mass spectrometry (LC-TOF-MS) as a replacement screening tool in a full-service, state forensic toxicology laboratory Washington State Patrol 2015-DN-BX-K055 $150,000
Development and Validation of Two Innovative Quantitative Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Methods for Forensic Toxicology Laboratories: Novel Analysis of Designer Drugs and Simultaneous Department of Forensic Science 2015-DN-BX-K008 $149,504
Department; Optimal Extraction Methods of THC from Infused Products City and County of Denver - Denver Police Department 2015-DN-BX-K028 $138,466
Multi-site Evaluations of Courts on the Frontline: Systematically Assessing Implementation and Intermediate Outcomes in Veterans Treatment Courts Missouri State University 2015-VV-BX-K020 $761,231
Research on Contraband and Interdiction Modalities Used in Correctional Facilities Urban Institute 2015-IJ-CX-K001 $499,999
The Utility of Ultra High Performance Supercritical Fluid Chromatography for the Analysis of Seized Drugs: Application to Synthetic Cannabinoids and Bath Salts George Washington University 2014-R2-CX-K009 $292,808
A Systematic Evaluation of the Analysis of Drug Microcrystals Using Infrared Microspectroscopy West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2014-R2-CX-K008 $53,481
Development of Heated Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Chemical Profiling of Marijuana Sam Houston State University 2014-R2-CX-K005 $166,347
Characterization and Abuse of Electronic Cigarettes: The Efficacy of “Personal Vaporizers” as an Illicit Drug Delivery System Virginia Commonwealth University 2014-R2-CX-K010 $339,126
Forensic Toxicological Screening/Confirmation of 500+ Designer Drugs by LCQTOF- MS and LC-QqQ-MS Analysis , Florida International University Board of Trustees 2014-R2-CX-K006 $396,970
Data Mining PCC Annual Reports University of Utah 2014-R2-CX-K012 $176,030
Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Drug and Drug Metabolite Screening Directly from Postmortem Blood Samples Trustees of Indiana University 2014-R2-CX-K007 $273,826
Characterization of Performance-Enhancing Peptides via Inlet Ionization on DART-TOF/MS Harris County, TX 2013-DN-BX-K020 $80,765
Characterization of Performance-Enhancing Peptides via Inlet Ionization on DART-TOF/MS Harris County, TX 2013-DN-BX-K020 $80,765
Statistical Analysis and Forensics Determination of Designer Drugs via Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS) The Research Foundation for The SUNY, University at Albany 2013-DN-BX-K041 $284,562
Bath Salt-type Aminoketone Designer Drugs: Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Substituted Cathinones Auburn University 2013-DN-BX-K022 $344,325
Aptamer-Based, Exonuclease-Amplified, Paper Device for Point of Collection Screening of Cocaine and Methamphetamine in Oral Fluid Florida International University 2013-DN-BX-K032 $352,223
Analysis of Drugs of Abuse in Human Hair: Surface Contamination and Localization of Analytes Research Triangle Institute 2013-DN-BX-K021 $343,845
Dried Blood Spot Analysis as an Emerging Technology for Application in Forensic Toxicology Research Triangle Institute 2013-DN-BX-K017 $571,987
Long-Term Stability of Synthetic Cathinones in Forensic Toxicology Samples Sam Houston State University 2013-R2-CX-K006 $180,384
Identification and Prevalence Determination of Novel Recreational Drugs and Discovery of Their Metabolites in Blood, Urine and Oral Fluid The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education 2013-DN-BX-K018 $225,610
Improved Detection of Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts") in Forensic Toxicology Samples Sam Houston State University 2012-R2-CX-K003 $190,227
Transition Metal Cluster Compounds for the Fluorescent Identification and Trace Detection of Substances of Abuse University of Central Florida 2012-R2-CX-K005 $163,385
Forensic Chemistry of Substituted 1-Alkyl-3-Acylindoles: Isomeric Synthetic Cannabinoids. Auburn University 2012-DN-BX-K026 $865,784
The Evaluation of Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) for High Throughput Analysis of Controlled Substances and Toxicology in Forensic Sciences Research Triangle Institute 2012-R2-CX-K004 $331,494
Characterization of Designer Drugs: Chemical Stability, Exposure, and Metabolite Identification Research Triangle Institute 2012-R2-CX-K001 $799,360
Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Designer Drugs of the Piperazine Class Auburn University 2011-DN-BX-K530 $484,819
Separation and Identification of Drugs of Abuse Using ESI-IMS-MS Florida International University 2011-DN-BX-K531 $241,447
Comprehensive Forensic Toxicological Analysis Of Designer Drugs The Florida International University Board of Trustees 2011-DN-BX-K559 $143,225
Development of a Modern Compendium of Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals McCrone Research Institute 2011-DN-BX-K528 $199,712
Prediction of Drug Interactions with Methadone, Buprenorphine and Oxycodone from in vitro Inhibition of Metabolism University of Utah 2011-DN-BX-K532 $1,058,604
Raman Spectroscopy with Multi-component Searching for Complex Clandestine Laboratory Sample Analysis Commonwealth of Kentucky 2010-DN-BX-K178 $118,195
Research and Development on Instrumental Analysis for Forensic Science Applications Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 2010-DN-BX-K201 $258,054
Expansion of a Cheminformatic Database of Spectral Data for Forensic Chemists and Toxicologists Research Triangle Institute 2010-DN-BX-K177 $499,804
Analysis of Cocaine Analytes in Human Hair II: Evaluation of Different Hair Color and Ethnicity Types Research Triangle Institute 2008-DN-BX-K179 $519,146
VT 2008 Research and Development in the Area of Controlled Substances Detection and Analysis Vermont Department of Public Safety 2008-DN-BX-K161 $92,888
Development of a Thin Layer Chromatography Method for the Separation of Enantiomers Using Chiral Mobile Phase Additives Virginia Department of Forensic Science 2008-DN-BX-K140 $49,774
Development of an AccuTOF-DART Database of Potential Toxins and Drugs for Use by Forensic Laboratories Research Triangle Institute 2008-DN-BX-K180 $817,415
Designer Amphetamines in Forensic Toxicology: Analysis and Prevalence Sam Houston State University 2008-DN-BX-K126 $465,492
MicroCantilever (MC) based Robust Sensing Approach for Controlled Substances Ames Laboratory 2008-90092-IA-DN $685,000
Evaluation of New and Nobel Direct Sample Introduction, Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Instrument for Postmortem Toxicology Screen Research Triangle Institute 2006-DN-BX-K014 $484,545
Development and Production of Reference Materials for Control and Calibration of Hair Drug Testing Research Triangle Institute 2006-DN-BX-K012 $212,344
Field Detection of Drug and Explosive Odor Signatures using SPME-IMS Florida International University 2006-DN-BX-K027 $480,881
Synthesis and Analytical Profiles for Regiosomeric and Isobaric Amines Related to MDMA, MDEA and MBDB: Differentiation of Drug and non-Drug Substances of Mass Spectral Equivalence Auburn University 2006-DN-BX-K016 $533,746
Analysis of Cocaine Analytes in Human Hair: Evaluation of Concentration Ratios in Different Hair Types, Cocaine Sources, Drug User Populations, and Surface-Contaminated Specimens Research Triangle Institute 2006-DN-BX-K019 $200,307
Enhanced Studies of LC/MS/MS Capabilities to Analyze Toxicology Postmortem Samples Georgia Bureau of Investigation 2006-DN-BX-K015 $136,220
Scientific Working Dog Group and Orthogonal Detectors (SWGDOG) Florida International University 2005-IJ-CX-K031 $370,823
Enhanced Forensic Mass Spectrometry Methods West Virginia University Research Corporation 2005-IJ-CX-K014 $169,091
The development of microfluidic devices for the rapid isolation and detection of drugs of abuse Florida International University 2004-WG-BX-K077 $499,865
Proposal for Forensic Analysis of Evidence from Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division 2003-LT-BX-K004 $316,222
Use of LC/MS/MS to Rapidly Perform First-Pass Screening for Drugs and Poisons in Postmortem Toxicology Cases Georgia Bureau of Investigation 2003-IJ-CX-K007 $407,451
Application of Solid Phase Microextraction Methods for Forensic Toxicological Analysis of Postmortem and Decomposed Samples Sam Houston State University 2003-IJ-CX-K002 $58,264

Date Modified: January 13, 2023

Updated with fiscal year 2022 awards. 

Date Published: January 13, 2023