March 15, 2007

Human Stem Cell Research Policy for Campus

In order to ensure that all UC Berkeley research involving the use or derivation of human stem cells is conducted with the highest ethical and scientific standards, and in compliance with all applicable government regulations, UC policies, and the requirements of extramural sponsors, the Vice Chancellor for Research has announced a new campus policy for the review and approval of human stem cell research.

The policy states that before beginning research using human stem cells or deriving human stem cell lines, Berkeley investigators must have their research protocol approved by the newly formed campus Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO).

The announcement to campus is available at The policy is published at or