How-Tos

Determine if ESCRO Approval is Needed

February 10, 2017

ESCRO review and approval is needed when any of the following biological materials are used for research purposes:

  • Human embryonic stem cells (hESC)
  • Materials derived from a human embryo, including hESC-derived neural progenitors and other hESC derivatives
  • Other human pluripotent stem cells, including human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) or their derivatives when the research involves
    • Introduction of the cells into animals at any stage of development or maturity
      or
    • In vitro experiments designed or expected to yield gametes (oocytes or sperm)
  • ESCRO approval is also required for all research proposing to generate new hESC lines