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How to Return Scrip

Learn how to return damaged, old, or unused scrip and how to report missing scrip.

Scrip used to pay clinical trial participants is similar to cash and therefore requires security measures. It is important that the department scrip coordinator understands how to return scrip and how to report missing scrip.

You must return scrip that is:

  • Defaced or damaged
  • Stale dated (Stale dated scrip is unused scrip that is older than 1 year from the order date.)
  • Expired (Scrip is valid for 60 days from the issue date. If scrip recipient does not cash it within 60 days and returns it to you, you must return scrip to Disbursements.)
  • Unused at the end of the trial

To return scrip:

  1. Write VOID on each scrip being returned.
  2. Complete the Scrip Returns Form (Excel).
  3. Send the voided scrip(s) and completed form to the Disbursements scrip coordinator, Mail Code 0955, for cancellation.

Replacement scrip

To receive replacement scrip, complete and submit the Scrip Order Form (Excel) (PDF) to Disbursements.

Report missing scrip

You must report missing scrip. Immediately report missing scrip by serial number - contact the Disbursements scrip coordinator via ASK (login required, Category: Invoices, Bills, and Payments; Sub-Category: Scrip), who will place a stop payment on the reported serial numbers.