Do all of the study personnel working on my hESC proposal take hESC training? If so, who is responsible for tracking this information and ensuring that they complete the training?
ESCRO requires that the PI of the hESC research proposal track and ensure that all of their study personnel are appropriately trained in hESC methods, ethics, and fiscal training. The required hESC training is still under development. Once this program is developed and released for use, the ESCRO office will establish appropriate tracking procedures.
ESCRO will rely on the PI to determine which study personnel are sufficiently involved in hESC research to warrant ongoing compliance training. For example, a junior investigator working 50% on a hESC project and a senior scientist with a small but critical role, such as evaluating hESC pluripotency, would both require training. Someone whose only job is labeling the tubes would not.