Conducting Stem Cell Research at UCSC

Procedures for Conducting Human Stem Cell Research at UCSC

  • UCSC activities involving any human stem cell research shall be in accordance with the applicable federal, state and funding agency regulations governing such research, including any restrictions on the use of federal funds for such research as issued under the NIH Stem Cell Guidelines.

  • All individuals conducting human stem cell research must submit a hESC application to the UCSF GESCR for review and approval prior to initiation of the study. Application procedures are located at How to Apply for a GESCR Approval.

  • Additional approvals must be obtained from the UCSC Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) or UCSC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) as appropriate.  

  • Investigators who are conducting research deriving or using human embryonic stem cells that are not on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry must adhere to all terms of the NIH Stem Cell Guidelines, and should charge the costs of the research to appropriate non-Federal funding sources.