Human Gamete Embryo and Stem Cell Research Committee (GESCR)

The UCSF Human Gamete, Embryo, and Stem Cell Research Committee (GESCR) functions as the Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee for the University of California Santa Cruz campus. It is responsible for:

  • Developing procedural guidelines for human stem cell research on campus that are in accordance with appropriate government regulations.

  • Establishing categories of research that require different levels of review by GESCR.

  • Reviewing, requiring modification, or disapproving human stem cell research protocols.

  • Reviewing and making recommendations on ethical issues regarding human stem cell research when requested by the EVC Research, Campus oversight and advisory committees, or individual researchers.

  • Overseeing requirements for training in human stem cell ethics as required under guidelines from the National Academies of Science, and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.