Trainings for Researchers

Compliance Trainings Below are the major compliance trainings required for the research community. Most mandatory trainings are assigned in Learn@Work based on HR data or by the completion of the Compliance Profile. All members of the research community are encouraged to complete the compliance profile at the start of a new position or when job […]

Request the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Annual Report

To obtain a copy of the Annual Report on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research conducted at Washington University, email the Office of Research Integrity & Ethics (ORIE) at or mail a request to: Office of Research Integrity & EthicsMSC 1054-87-1600Washington University1 Brookings DriveSt. Louis, MO 63130 Reports are available for each calendar year pursuant […]

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee

Provides oversight of all human embryonic stem cells and certain research uses of human pluripotent stem cells at Washington University Steven Teitelbaum, MD – Chair Department of Pathology & Immunology The ESCRO is comprised of Washington University School of Medicine faculty with expertise in the following areas and a non-affiliated member of the community. Clinical […]

Close a Stem Cell Project

February 10, 2017 Send an email to referencing the project number Indicate the reason for the closure. For example: No longer using hESCs Lost funding Project completed Leaving Washington University Describe your plans for the hESCs: Destruction Transfer to another Washington University investigator Take to new institution ESCRO will review the terms of the […]

Determine if an MTA is Needed for Stem Cells

February 10, 2017 A Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA) is required for both incoming and outgoing materials. A MTA typically is required when human embryonic stem cells (hESC) are received or shared between Washington University investigators and other academic or industry partners. An MTA or approval/authorization also may be required to obtain hESCs from the WU […]

Submit Stem Cell Project Amendment

February 10, 2017 Complete the ESCRO Amendment (DOC) and email to ESCRO approval covers only the research and specific use of hESC/hPSC/hiPSC lines described in your approved ESCRO application. Any change in the research or hES cell lines approved by ESCRO must be submitted as an Amendment and approved by ESCRO before making the change. […]

Submit Stem Cell Project Annual Renewal

February 10, 2017 ESCRO approval is required annually. You will receive a reminder email approximately six weeks before your expiration date. To continue approval of your ESCRO project: Complete the Renewal Form (DOC) Have the form signed by your department chair Email all documents to

Determine Who Can be a PI on an ESCRO Project

February 10, 2017 PIs are usually Washington University faculty members with appointments of instructor or above. However, postdocs who receive their own funding for research using hESC/hPSC (e.g., fellowship award, internal seed grant) will be the PI on the ESCRO application. The research must be overseen by a faculty member, usually the mentor on the […]