Radioactive Drug Metabolism Research


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Radioactive Drug Metabolism Research in Human Subjects

The Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC) reviews human research protocols involving radioactive drugs that are without a New Drug Application (NDA) filed with the FDA, or an approved Investigational New Drug (IND) application. Such protocols are intended to obtain basic information regarding the metabolism of radioactive drugs including kinetics, distribution, dosimetry, and localization or obtain basic information regarding human physiology, pathophysiology, and biochemistry of radioactive drugs.


Apply to the RDRC

  • Download and complete the RDRC Application.
    •  For FEPPA the maximum injected dose in subjects is 5 mCi/3.2 ug.
  • Please contact Dr. Suman Grewal, by email at or by phone at 631-638-2056, for an RDRC application submission consultation.  Once you are ready for submission, submit all documents, including the study protocol, by email to Dr. Grewal for QA and administrative pre-review.  Please allow for a one week turn-around time in order to allow Dr. Grewal adequate time to conduct her review.
  • Dr. Grewal will be in contact with you, if necessary, to finalize the submission. Once it is ready for submission to RDRC, she will send the documents back to you.
  • Submit the completed application materials, including the study protocol, to Emily Li at

RDRC Meeting Date, 2019

Deadline for applications, 2019

January 7

December 24, 2018

February 4

January 21

March 4

February 18

April 1

March 18

May 6

April 22

June 3

May 20

July 1

June 17

August 5

July 22

September 9

August 26

October 7

September 23

November 4

October 21

December 2

November 18

Understand your reporting responsibilities, post-RDRC approval

  • Each protocol approved by the RDRC is also required to have IRB approval in compliance with 45 CFR 46 (OHRP) and 21 CFR 50 and 56 (FDA) prior to initiation.  
  • Within 5 working days, all adverse events associated the use of the radioactive drug in the research study must be reported to the IRB and the RDRC.  All adverse events probably attributable to the use of the radioactive drug in the research study will, in turn, be immediately reported by the RDRC to the FDA. 
  • On or before January 5th of each year, RDRC requires a submission of an FDA 2915, completed for each study that provides the details of all subjects scanned during the prior calendar year.


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