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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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GranteeAward NumberAmount 
Drug Markets
Market Disruption
Prevention and Intervention
Technology and Forensics
Detecting Fentanyl and Major Players in Darknet Drug Markets by Analyzing Drug Networks and Developing a Threat Assessment ToolResearch Foundation of CUNY obo John Jay College2019-R2-CX-0018$598,637 
What You Can’t Buy, Can’t Kill YouUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham2019-R2-CX-0019$641,016 
Using social network and spatial analysis to understand and address fentanyl distribution networks in America’s largest port cityCalifornia State University Long Beach Research Foundation2019-R2-CX-0020$995,490 
Oklahoma Methamphetamine Data InitiativeOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences2020-R2-CX-0014$587,219 
Assessing Perceived Effects of I-502: A Survey on Recreational Cannabis in Washington StateWashington State University2018-R2-CX-0003$32,000 
Illegal Marijuana and Drug Related Violent Crime in North TexasTarleton State University2018-75-CX-0005$341,883 
Delaware Opiate Metric Intelligence ProjectUniversity of Delaware2017-IJ-CX-0016$588,717 

NIJ Research and Data Analysis on MJ and Other Drug Markets

Bureau of Justice Statistics/Justice Research Statistics Association2012-BJ-CX-K032$500,000 
Monitoring Drug Epidemics and the Markets That Sustain Them Using ADAM IINational Development and Research Institutes, Inc.2010-IJ-CX-0011$37,966 
Dynamics of Retail Methamphetamine Markets in New York CityNational Development and Research Institutes, Inc.
Travis Wendel
The Context of Drug Markets: An Examination of the Direct and Indirect Influence of Gender in Drug Market ActivitiesArizona State University
Cheryl Lee
The Chinese Connection: The Changing Patterns of Drug Trafficking in the Golden TriangleRutgers University
Adrienne Walker-Lane
Prevalence Estimation of Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Juvenile FacilitiesUrban Institute15PNIJ-22-GG-03052-TITL$549,956 
The Experiences of Men with Substance Use Disorders Exiting Prison at the Height of the Opioid CrisisPennsylvania State University2019-R2-CX-0010$91,097 
ABCD Social DevelopmentUniversity of Pittsburgh2017-MU-CX-0044$8,561,120 
Assessing Trends in Deaths Associated with Opioid and Alcohol Withdrawal in Jails?University of Rochester2016-R2-CX-0037$39,907 
Drugs, DUI, and Crime: What Are the Effects of Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado?Purdue University2016-R2-CX-0008$32,000 
Examining an Integrated Bystander and Alcohol Program for Sexual Assault Perpetration: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled TrialOhio University2016-R2-CX-0048$150,000 
Developmental Pathways of Teen Dating Violence in a High-Risk SampleSUNY/Albany2012-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 BehaviorUniversity of Washington2012-IJ-CX-0023$428,396 
Race and Drug Arrests: Specific Deterrence and Collateral ConsequencesUniversity of South Florida2011-IJ-CX-0004$93,553 
Roads Diverge: Long-term Patterns of Relapse, Recidivism, and Desistance for a Reentry CohortUniversity of Delaware
Ronet Bachman
Gender, Mental Illness, and CrimePortland State University
Melissa Thompson
Alcohol Availability, Distribution Policies, and Their Relationship to Crime and Alcohol-Related InjuryUrban Institute
Caterina Roman
Drug-Facilitated, Incapacitated, and Forcible Rape: A National Study of Prevalence and Case Characteristics Among College Students and Other Young WomenMedical University of South Carolina
Dean Kilpatrick
Exploring the Drugs/Crime Connection within the Electronic Dance and Hip Hop Nightclub ScenesUniversity of Delaware
Tammy Anderson
The Prevalence, Context, and Reporting of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault on University CampusesResearch Triangle Institute
Don Enichen
Third Party Policing: A Randomized Field Trial to Assess Drug Crime Reduction and Police –Hotel Partnerships in Anne Arundel County, MDPolice Executive Research Forum (PERF)2019-R2-CX-0026$597,452 
Using Artificial Intelligence Technologies to Expose Darknet Opioid TraffickersWest Virginia University Research Corporation2018-75-CX-0032$985,950 
Building Drug Intelligence Networks to Combat the Opioid Crisis in Rural Communities: A Collaborative Intelligence-led Policing StrategyIowa State University of Science and Technology2018-AR-BX-0004$725,018 
Identifying and Informing Strategies for Disrupting Drug Distribution Networks: An Application to Opiate Flows in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State University2017-IJ-CX-0017$404,510 
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Heroin and Crime Initiative: Informing the investigation and prosecution of heroin-related overdoseCase Western Reserve University2017-DN-BX-0168$975,401 
Drugs, DUI, and Crime: What Are the Effects of Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado?Purdue University2016-R2-CX-0008$32,000 
Effects of Marijuana Legislation on Law Enforcement and CrimeWashington State University2016-RC-CX-0058$995,831 
Developing Methods for Assessing Outcomes of Law and Policy on Drug Trafficking Offenders, Organizations, and Criminal Justice ResponsesAbt Associates Inc.2016-R2-CX-K001$999,887 
Research on Contraband and Interdiction Modalities Used in Correctional FacilitiesUrban Institute2015-IJ-CX-K001$499,999 
Research on Illegal Prescription Drug Market InterventionsOffice of National Drug Control Policy/Abt Associates Inc2012R2R2999$187,500 
Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs: Policy Change, Law Enforcement Activity, and Diversion TacticsUniversity of Central Florida2012-R2-CX-0006$250,000 
Optimizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs to Support Law Enforcement ActivitiesUniversity of Kentucky Research Foundation2012-R2-CX-0007$363,226 
Identifying High Risk Prescribers Using PDMP Data: A Tool For Law EnforcementThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2012-R2-CX-0002$249,983 
Evaluating and Improving Law Enforcement Cooperation in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking OrganizationsAmerican University2011-IJ-CX-0001$453,112 
An Experimental Evaluation of the BJA DMI Training and Technical Assistance InitiativeRAND Corporation2010-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 CountySan Diego Association of Governments2010-SS-B9-0001$299,136 
A Collaborative Approach to Eliminating Street Drug Markets through Focused DeterrenceUniversity of North Carolina Greensboro
Tim Shelton
Controlled Substance Case Processing Descriptive StudyResearch Triangle Institute
Kevin Strom
ASP Task T-021$250,000 
The Effect of Law Enforcement on Drug Markets and Drug UseAbt Associates, Inc.
Bill Rhodes
Controlling Methamphetamine Precursors: From Policy to PracticeAndrews University
Duane McBride
Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces, Phase II: Tool Development and ProductionAbt Associates
Bill Rhodes
Examining the Effect of Oregon’s Measure 110 on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice OutcomesRand Corporation15PNIJ-21-GG-04709-NIJB$598,053 
Assessing the Causes of Racial Disparities in Drug Courts: An Intersectional Approach to Eliminating Barriers to AdmittanceOhio State University15PNIJ-21-GG-04708-NIJB$533,204 
NIJ Multisite Impact and Cost‐Efficiency Evaluation of Veterans Treatment CourtsAmerican University15PNIJ-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 disordersResearch Foundation of the City University of New York15PNIJ-22-GG-03054-TITL$200,000 
Examining the multifaceted impacts of drug decriminalization on public safety, law enforcement, and prosecutorial discretionPortland State University15PNIJ-21-GG-02804-RESS$495,596 
Enhancing Public Safety and Public Health: Informing Medication-Assisted Treatment Policies and Programs in the Criminal Justice SystemUniversity of Washington2019-R2-CX-0006$145,611 
Interactive Computer-Assisted Recovery Enabler (ICARE): Treatment Support and Monitoring Tool for Substance Using OffendersResearch Triangle Institute2018-75-CX-0018$750,000 
Evaluation of Using Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorders in a Correctional SettingUrban Institute2018-75-CX-0022$648,227 
Multi-site Evaluations of Courts on the Frontline: Systematically Assessing Implementation and Intermediate Outcomes in Veterans Treatment CourtsMissouri State University2015-VV-BX-K020$761,231 
Study of the Use of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Funds on Aftercare ServicesAdvocates for Human Potential2013-MU-CX-0057$399,836 
Effect of Prison-Based Alcohol Treatment: A Multi-site Process and Outcome EvaluationUniversity of Texas as San Antonio2010-RT-BX-0103$300,000 
Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment: A Randomized Trial of a Validated Assessment Tool in Three NYC Drug CourtsCenter for Court Innovation2010-IJ-CX-0031$389,093 
Evaluation of the Second Chance Act Reentry CourtsNorthwest Professional Consortium, Inc.2010-RY-BX-0001$2,988,850 
A Natural Experiment in Reform: Analyzing Drug Law Policy Change in NYSVera Institute of Justice2010-IJ-CX-0030$699,937 
A Follow-up Evaluation of Hawaii's HOPE ProbationPepperdine University2010-IJ-CX-0016$191,707 
Evaluating a Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program in Delaware: A Randomized TrialUniversity of Delaware
Daniel O'Connell
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 CountyUniversity of California, Irvine
Christine Gardiner
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of KS Senate Bill 123Loyola University Chicago
Don Stemen
Alternative Sentencing Policies for Drug Offenders: Evaluating the Effectiveness of KS Senate Bill 123Vera Institute of Justice
Don Stemen
A Cost Evaluation of Drug Court Programs Compared to State Mandate non-Drug Court Treatment ProgramsNorthwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Shannon Carey
Multisite Comparison of 17 Adult Drug Courts: Typology, Outcomes and CostNorthwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Shannon Carey
An Impact and Cost-Benefit Evaluation of the Oxford House Substance Free Transitional Housing ModelNorthwest Professional Consortium, Inc.
Mike Finigan
Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Demonstration ProgramsUniversity of Arizona
Jeanette Hassin
An Empirical Investigation of "Going to Scale" in Drug InterventionsUrban Institute
John Roman, Avi Bhati
Drug Court Evaluation Training and Technical AssistanceNational Association of Drug Court Professionals
Carolyn Hardin
Anchorage Wellness Court EvaluationUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage
Robert Langworthy
Multi-site Adult Drug Court EvaluationThe Urban Institute, RTI International and the Center for Court Innovation
Shelli Rossman
Swiftness and Certainty in Enforcing Probation Conditions: Hawaii HOPEUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Angela Hawken
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 MarijuanaResearch Foundation for the State University of New York15PNIJ-22-GG-04423-SLFO$604,176 
Aptamer-Based Oral Fluid Testing Device for Roadside Screening of Recent Marijuana Use in DriversNorth Carolina State University15PNIJ-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 casesFlorida International University15PNIJ-22-GG-04418-RESS$642,632 
Marijuana Intoxication: Roadside Tool for Law Enforcement to Measure Impaired Peripheral VisionDenise A Valenti15PNIJ-22-GG-04417-RESS$595,000 
Development of a colorimetric breath analyzer for THCVirginia Commonwealth University15PNIJ-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 USFrederic Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation15PNIJ-22-GG-04434-MUMU$485,938 
FY 2021 MDSP - Expanding Targeted Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Capabilities for Controlled Substance AnalysisMaryland State Police15PNIJ-21-GG-02713-COAP$96,741 
Breath Measurements of Acute Cannabis Use (BACE): Towards Reliable Determination of Recent UseNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyDJO-NIJ-22-RO-0003$1,450,809 
Advanced Microfluidic Technology for Automated, Rapid, and Objective Laboratory Screening of Seized DrugsResearch Triangle Institute15PNIJ-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 MatricesFlorida International University15PNIJ-21-GG-04173-COAP$437,665 
Illuminating the Dark: Molecular Networking as a Novel Psychoactive Substance Identification StrategyUniversity of Wisconsin15PNIJ-21-GG-04171-COAP$271,842 
Expert Algorithm for Substance Identification (EASI)West Virginia University15PNIJ-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 University15PNIJ-21-GG-04188-RESS$161,031 
Accurate THC Determinations in Seized Cannabis-derived Finished Products for Forensic LaboratoriesNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyDJO-NIJ-22-RO-0002$463,932 
Chemical Foundations of a Cannabis BreathalyzerNational Institute of Standards & Technology2019-90292-CO-DU$481,103 
Non-Contact Detection of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic OpioidsNaval Research LaboratoryDJO-NIJ-19-RO-0011$605,696 
Research to Develop Validated Methods for THC Quantification in Complex Matrices by High-resolution DART-MS Focus on Edibles and Plant MaterialsThe Research Foundation for the SUNY2019-DU-BX-0026$465,724 
Combining LC-MS/MS Product-Ion Scan Technology with GC-MS Analysis to Identify Drugs and Poisons in Postmortem Fluids and TissuesMiami-Dade County2019-DU-BX-0002$372,438 
Identification of Anticoagulant Adulterants in Seized Material and Biological SamplesFredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE2019-DU-BX-0020$412,100 
Phase II Metabolites of Drugs in Hair: A Potential Solution for Environmental ContaminationResearch Triangle Institute2019-DU-BX-0021$295,625 
Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor for Rapid Opioid Detection in Seized SubstancesFlorida International University2019-DU-BX-0024$365,101 
Fast On-Site Screening of Seized Drugs by Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Tools: Identification of Fentanyl and Novel Psychoactive SubstWest Virginia University Research Corporation2019-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 ImpairmentVirginia Commonwealth University2019-NE-BX-0007$1,241,355 
Prevalence of fentanyl and its analogues in a court-ordered mandatory drug testing populationResearch Triangle Institute2019-R2-CX-0017$239,196 
Extraction and quantification of fentanyl and metabolites from complex biological matrices to support medicolegal death investigationsWest Virginia University2019-R2-CX-0037$100,000 
Novel GLC-based Method for Identification of Positional Isomeric FentanylsUniversity of North Texas2019-R2-CX-0043$50,000 
Electrochemical Aptamer-Based Sensor for Rapid Identification of Marijuana from HempFlorida International University2019-R2-CX-0045$50,000 
The Effects of Synthetic Cathinone Chirality on Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics and Its Implications for Forensic ToxicologyVirginia Commonwealth University2019-R2-CX-0046$149,960 
Evaluating the Robustness and Ruggedness of a Statistical Method for Comparison of Mass Spectral Data for Seized Drug IdentificationMichigan State University2020-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: CFSRE2020-DQ-BX-0007$555,401 
Assessment of the Contribution to Drug Impaired Driving from Emerging and Undertested DrugsFredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE2020-DQ-BX-0009$478,783 
Biomarkers of Cannabis Exposure in Exhaled Breath Condensate and Oral FluidThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2020-DQ-BX-0011$434,273 
Expanded Quantitative Cannabinoid Testing in Biological Specimens to Combat the Ever Changing Cannabis LandscapeVirginia Department of Forensic Science2020-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 variousBoard of Trustees of Western Illinois University2020-DQ-BX-0021$160,181 
Wastewater Epidemiology To Examine Stimulant Trends (weTEST)University of Kentucky Research Foundation2020-R2-CX-0013$862,567 
LC-QqQ-MS screening assay for abused drug exposure based on covalent peptide/protein modificationThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2020-R2-CX-0023$100,000 
Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Modified Microelectrode Arrays for Rapid In-Field Analysis of Trace Illicit Substances in Oral FluidThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2020-R2-CX-0036$150,000 
DUID Toxicology Laboratory Guidelines - Broad TestingFederal Bureau of InvestigationDJO-NIJ-20-RO-0008$562,699 
Accurate THC Determinations in Seized Cannabis Samples for Forensic LaboratoriesNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyDJO-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 AnalNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyDJO-NIJ-20-RO-0012$198,290 
Novel Quantitation Workflow for Improved Drug SurveillanceUniversity of Pittsburgh2018-75-CX-0006$624,989 
High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Screening in Forensic Toxicology: Cost Benefit AnalysisSam Houston State University2018-75-CX-0040$306,688 
Structural Characterization of Emerging Synthetic DrugsWest Virginia University Research Corporation2018-75-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 University2018-75-CX-0035$96,469 
Development of a Comprehensive Workflow for Postmortem Insulin Testing in Cases of Suspected Insulin HomicideThe Fredric Rieders Family Foundation2018-75-CX-0039$299,529 
Evaluating Analytical Parameters and Understanding Drug-Matrix Interactions in Forensic Hair AnalysisThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2018-75-CX-0037$400,349 
Development of Portable Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Nanosensors for Ultrasensitive Characterization of Drugs in Human BiofluidsTrustees of Indiana University2018-75-CX-0034$445,244 
Through the E-Cigarette Looking Glass: The Impact of Vaping Ethanol on DUI InvestigationsVirginia Commonwealth University2018-75-CX-0036$517,961 
Detection and Identification of Psychoactive Material Based On SPME-facilitated DART-MS-derived Headspace Chemical Signatures and ChemometricsThe Research Foundation for the SUNY, University at Albany2018-R2-CX-0012$100,000 
Increasing Safety, Speed, Sensitivity, and Selectivity of Controlled Substance AnalysisMaryland State Police2018-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 ResolDepartment of Forensic Science2018-DU-BX-0168$448,063 
Establishing Sufficiency Thresholds for Assessing the Quality of Mass Spectral DataHouston Forensic Science Center, Inc.2018-DU-BX-0184$282,703 

Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry of Fentanyl

Office of National Drug Control Policy/ Drug Enforcement Administration15DDHQ18P00000344$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 StatesFredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE2017-DN-BX-0169$499,005 
Development of Improved Extraction/Purification Methods for LC-QqQ-MS Analysis of Novel Psychoactive SubstancesThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2017-IJ-CX-0004$50,000 
Optimization of Pretreatment Parameters in Hair Analysis for Drugs of Abuse and Understanding Protein-Drug Physicochemical InteractionsThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2017-IJ-CX-0005$50,000 
Novel Blood Protein Modification Assay for Retrospective Detection of Drug Exposure - Development and ValidationThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2017-MU-BX-0002$467,885 
A More Timely Process for Identifying and Analyzing Trends of Emerging Novel Psychoactive Substances in the United StatesTemple University – Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Edu2017-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 Albany2017-R2-CX-0003$50,000 
Coupling Gas Chromatography (GC) and Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Spectroscopy for Forensic ApplicationsTrustees of Indiana University2017-R2-CX-0018$370,180 
Prevalence of Novel Psychoactive Substances in Oral FluidSam Houston State University2017-R2-CX-0019$311,221 
Chemometric Processing of DART-HRMS-derived Dark Matter for the Identification of New Psychoactive SubstancesThe Research Foundation for the SUNY, University at Albany2017-R2-CX-0020$558,282 
Retrospective Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Forensic Toxicology Casework using Archived High Resolution Mass Spectrometry DataFredric Rieders Family Foundation: CFSRE2017-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 PlatformIllinois State University2017-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 University2017-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 TestingVirginia Commonwealth University2017-R2-CX-0029$215,830 
Chasing the Electronic Cigarette Dragon - Characterizing the Evolution and Impact of Design and ContentVirginia Commonwealth University2016-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 toxicologyVirginia Commonwealth University2016-DN-BX-0148$91,017 
Forensic Chemistry of Substituted N-Benzylmethoxy (N-BOMe) Phenethylamines: Isomeric Designer Drugs Related to 25I-N-BOMeAuburn University2016-DN-BX-0175$215,000 
The Utility of Multi-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography for the Analysis of Seized Drugs: Application to Emerging DrugsThe George Washington University2016-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 AptamerThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2016-DN-BX-0167$208,989 
Differences in Cannabis Impairment and its Measurement Due to Route of AdministrationResearch Triangle Institute2016-DN-BX-0193$1,209,914 
The Evaluation of Alternative Sample Preparation Techniques for Use in Forensic LaboratoriesResearch Triangle Institute2016-DN-BX-0192$787,719 
Long-term Stability of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Biological MatricesResearch Triangle Institute2016-DN-BX-0191$457,046 
Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Pharmacology of Emerging Synthetic OpioidsKeck Graduate Institute2016-DN-BX-0059$618,790 
Evaluation of Peer Review and Verification ProcessesGeorgia Bureau of Investigation2016-DN-BX-K005$78,670 
Analytical Validation and Impact Assessment of On-Site Evidence Screening via Ambient Sampling, Portable Mass SpectrometryIllinois State University2015-IJ-CX-K011$299,753 
Development of Modern Microcrystal Tests for Controlled Drugs, Diverted Pharmaceuticals and Bath SaltsMcCrone Research Institute, Inc.2015-IJ-CX-K010$122,428 
One Pot Effluent Characterization and Standoff Detection FeasibilitySavannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC2015-90789-SC-DN$452,765 
Automated Derivatization and Identification of Controlled Substances via Total Vaporization Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography/Mass SpectrometryTrustees of Indiana University2015-DN-BX-K058$190,223 
Statistical and Mass Spectral Tools for the Identification and Characterization of Synthetic PhenethylaminesMichigan State University2015-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 SamplesThe Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation2015-IJ-CX-K012$378,153 
Prediction of Drug Interactions with Methadone, Buprenorphine and Oxycodone from in vitro Inhibition of Metabolism: A ContinuationUniversity of Utah2015-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 SpectroscopyFlorida International University2015-IJ-CX-K006$333,582 
Novel Blood Protein Modification Assay for Retrospective Detection of Drug ExposureFlorida International University2015-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 SpeciesUniversity at Albany2015-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 laboratoryWashington State Patrol2015-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 SimultaneousDepartment of Forensic Science2015-DN-BX-K008$149,504 
Department; Optimal Extraction Methods of THC from Infused ProductsCity and County of Denver - Denver Police Department2015-DN-BX-K028$138,466 
Multi-site Evaluations of Courts on the Frontline: Systematically Assessing Implementation and Intermediate Outcomes in Veterans Treatment CourtsMissouri State University2015-VV-BX-K020$761,231 
Research on Contraband and Interdiction Modalities Used in Correctional FacilitiesUrban Institute2015-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 SaltsGeorge Washington University2014-R2-CX-K009$292,808 
A Systematic Evaluation of the Analysis of Drug Microcrystals Using Infrared MicrospectroscopyWest Chester University of Pennsylvania2014-R2-CX-K008$53,481 
Development of Heated Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry for Chemical Profiling of MarijuanaSam Houston State University2014-R2-CX-K005$166,347 
Characterization and Abuse of Electronic Cigarettes: The Efficacy of “Personal Vaporizers” as an Illicit Drug Delivery SystemVirginia Commonwealth University2014-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 Trustees2014-R2-CX-K006$396,970 
Data Mining PCC Annual ReportsUniversity of Utah2014-R2-CX-K012$176,030 
Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Drug and Drug Metabolite Screening Directly from Postmortem Blood SamplesTrustees of Indiana University2014-R2-CX-K007$273,826 
Characterization of Performance-Enhancing Peptides via Inlet Ionization on DART-TOF/MSHarris County, TX2013-DN-BX-K020$80,765 
Characterization of Performance-Enhancing Peptides via Inlet Ionization on DART-TOF/MSHarris County, TX2013-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 Albany2013-DN-BX-K041$284,562 
Bath Salt-type Aminoketone Designer Drugs: Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Substituted CathinonesAuburn University2013-DN-BX-K022$344,325 
Aptamer-Based, Exonuclease-Amplified, Paper Device for Point of Collection Screening of Cocaine and Methamphetamine in Oral FluidFlorida International University2013-DN-BX-K032$352,223 
Analysis of Drugs of Abuse in Human Hair: Surface Contamination and Localization of AnalytesResearch Triangle Institute2013-DN-BX-K021$343,845 
Dried Blood Spot Analysis as an Emerging Technology for Application in Forensic ToxicologyResearch Triangle Institute2013-DN-BX-K017$571,987 
Long-Term Stability of Synthetic Cathinones in Forensic Toxicology SamplesSam Houston State University2013-R2-CX-K006$180,384 
Identification and Prevalence Determination of Novel Recreational Drugs and Discovery of Their Metabolites in Blood, Urine and Oral FluidThe Center for Forensic Science Research and Education2013-DN-BX-K018$225,610 
Improved Detection of Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts") in Forensic Toxicology SamplesSam Houston State University2012-R2-CX-K003$190,227 
Transition Metal Cluster Compounds for the Fluorescent Identification and Trace Detection of Substances of AbuseUniversity of Central Florida2012-R2-CX-K005$163,385 
Forensic Chemistry of Substituted 1-Alkyl-3-Acylindoles: Isomeric Synthetic Cannabinoids.Auburn University2012-DN-BX-K026$865,784 
The Evaluation of Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) for High Throughput Analysis of Controlled Substances and Toxicology in Forensic SciencesResearch Triangle Institute2012-R2-CX-K004$331,494 
Characterization of Designer Drugs: Chemical Stability, Exposure, and Metabolite IdentificationResearch Triangle Institute2012-R2-CX-K001$799,360 
Analytical and Synthetic Studies on Designer Drugs of the Piperazine ClassAuburn University2011-DN-BX-K530$484,819 
Separation and Identification of Drugs of Abuse Using ESI-IMS-MSFlorida International University2011-DN-BX-K531$241,447 
Comprehensive Forensic Toxicological Analysis Of Designer DrugsThe Florida International University Board of Trustees2011-DN-BX-K559$143,225 
Development of a Modern Compendium of Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted PharmaceuticalsMcCrone Research Institute2011-DN-BX-K528$199,712 
Prediction of Drug Interactions with Methadone, Buprenorphine and Oxycodone from in vitro Inhibition of MetabolismUniversity of Utah2011-DN-BX-K532$1,058,604 
Raman Spectroscopy with Multi-component Searching for Complex Clandestine Laboratory Sample AnalysisCommonwealth of Kentucky2010-DN-BX-K178$118,195 
Research and Development on Instrumental Analysis for Forensic Science ApplicationsLas Vegas Metropolitan Police Department2010-DN-BX-K201$258,054 
Expansion of a Cheminformatic Database of Spectral Data for Forensic Chemists and ToxicologistsResearch Triangle Institute2010-DN-BX-K177$499,804 
Analysis of Cocaine Analytes in Human Hair II: Evaluation of Different Hair Color and Ethnicity TypesResearch Triangle Institute2008-DN-BX-K179$519,146 
VT 2008 Research and Development in the Area of Controlled Substances Detection and AnalysisVermont Department of Public Safety2008-DN-BX-K161$92,888 
Development of a Thin Layer Chromatography Method for the Separation of Enantiomers Using Chiral Mobile Phase AdditivesVirginia Department of Forensic Science2008-DN-BX-K140$49,774 
Development of an AccuTOF-DART Database of Potential Toxins and Drugs for Use by Forensic LaboratoriesResearch Triangle Institute2008-DN-BX-K180$817,415 
Designer Amphetamines in Forensic Toxicology: Analysis and PrevalenceSam Houston State University2008-DN-BX-K126$465,492 
MicroCantilever (MC) based Robust Sensing Approach for Controlled SubstancesAmes Laboratory2008-90092-IA-DN$685,000 
Evaluation of New and Nobel Direct Sample Introduction, Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Instrument for Postmortem Toxicology ScreenResearch Triangle Institute2006-DN-BX-K014$484,545 
Development and Production of Reference Materials for Control and Calibration of Hair Drug TestingResearch Triangle Institute2006-DN-BX-K012$212,344 
Field Detection of Drug and Explosive Odor Signatures using SPME-IMSFlorida International University2006-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 EquivalenceAuburn University2006-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 SpecimensResearch Triangle Institute2006-DN-BX-K019$200,307 
Enhanced Studies of LC/MS/MS Capabilities to Analyze Toxicology Postmortem SamplesGeorgia Bureau of Investigation2006-DN-BX-K015$136,220 
Scientific Working Dog Group and Orthogonal Detectors (SWGDOG)Florida International University2005-IJ-CX-K031$370,823 
Enhanced Forensic Mass Spectrometry MethodsWest Virginia University Research Corporation2005-IJ-CX-K014$169,091 
The development of microfluidic devices for the rapid isolation and detection of drugs of abuseFlorida International University2004-WG-BX-K077$499,865 
Proposal for Forensic Analysis of Evidence from Clandestine Methamphetamine LaboratoriesWashington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division2003-LT-BX-K004$316,222 
Use of LC/MS/MS to Rapidly Perform First-Pass Screening for Drugs and Poisons in Postmortem Toxicology CasesGeorgia Bureau of Investigation2003-IJ-CX-K007$407,451 
Application of Solid Phase Microextraction Methods for Forensic Toxicological Analysis of Postmortem and Decomposed SamplesSam Houston State University2003-IJ-CX-K002$58,264 

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Date Published: January 13, 2023