EcstasyData.org is an independent laboratory pill testing program co-sponsored by Erowid, Dancesafe, and Isomer Design. Launched in July 2001, its purpose is to collect, manage, review, and present laboratory pill testing results. The information is made publicly available to help harm-reduction efforts, medical personnel, and researchers. While some government agencies analyze pill contents, they choose to restrict the data they collect and make it private to law enforcement interests.
EcstasyData.org collects lab testing results from a variety of organizations, but also commissions its own tests which are conducted by Drug Detection Lab (DDL) in Sacramento. We are also interested in helping other groups publish and manage their testing data. Please contact us for more information.
Erowid manages EcstasyData.org, working with the testing laboratory to process submission, making results available, collecting data from other organizations, developing software, and maintaining the Ecstasydata website.
Erowid takes part in the pill testing project in order to increase the quality of information available about psychoactive substances. Independent laboratory pill testing is the only information currently publicly available about the variety and identity of adulterants in street ecstasy tablets in the United States. Erowid believes the consistent collection and publication of this information is an important part of developing a foundation for appropriate public policies and emergency medical responses. The information is useful for families, teachers, lawyers, users, news agencies, law enforcement, and any other group that needs to know what is in the ecstasy which is increasingly available throughout the world.
DanceSafe currently sponsors testing by contributing directly to EcstasyData. DanceSafe also contributed two years of past data to the project, providing results for more than 600 tablets and also provided invaluable assistance in transitioning the project to EcstasyData.org. DanceSafe encourages submissions of tablets and help bring the results to those in the harm reduction community.
DanceSafe's pill testing program ran between 1999 and 2001. DanceSafe participates in EcstasyData.org as one part of its larger harm reduction protocol. DanceSafe is a nationwide network of local chapters who engage party, club, and rave attendees to increase their level of awareness about the risks of taking ecstasy, including risks associated with adulterated and mislabeled pills. DanceSafe believes that the Pill Testing Project is a necessary public health service to users, their families, and the medical professionals who treat them.
Isomer Design began financial support for EcstasyData in August 2013. Isomer Design tracks the emergence of novel psychoactive substances to help reduce harms and misinformation associated with these drugs. Isomer Designs supports independent lab testing of new psychoactive substances and is helping to sponsor testing of novel psychoactive substances through EctasyData and other academic projects.
Isomer Design also supports harm-reduction and drug policy-reform organizations including the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy, MAPS Canada, Bluelight, and Drugs-Forum.
EcstasyData tests ecstasy tablets and other street drugs through our DEA-licensed laboratory. Ecstasy tablets will be tested if you include $40 cash with the sample. Powdered ecstasy and other drugs require a $100 lab fee or they will be discarded by the lab.Learn more
The work managing and publishing the test results is done by Erowid.org and DanceSafe provides funding and consulting support for the project. Please consider contributing to support the costs of testing and running this project!Donate now
EcstasyData needs major sponsors to help continue our work analyzing street drugs to protect and inform the public about what is being sold on the street. We need your help finding donors able to contribute $5,000 to $20,000 to support a year of testing.Become a Sponsor