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Embyonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO)

To ensure adherence to ethical and legal principles of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research, the University of Washington has established an Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) Committee.
More about ESCRO’s purpose, policy, and guidance […]

To learn quick facts about UW oversight of human embryonic stem cell research and human induced pluripotent stem cell research, view the ESCRO Fact Sheet.

New vs. Existing hESC Research
Principal Investigators (PIs) with existing hESC research protocols should submit a new ESCRO application no later than 3/31/2009. PIs with any new hESC research must receive ESCRO review and approval prior to the commencement of the research.

More about Submission and Review Process […]

What research activities require ESCRO review and approval?
The UW policy on hESC research, GIM 36, describes those research activities that are prohibited, those activities that are exempt from ESCRO review, and those activities permitted but require ESCRO review and approval.

More about “Does my research require review?” […]

Additional Information about Stem Cell Research and Resources
Interested in learning more about stem cells and their uses? The UW houses the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), which consists of a world-class team of over 130 faculty conducting basic research on stem cell and progenitor cells. In addition, several organizations provide educational resources for your benefit.
More about ISCRM and other stem cell resources […]

Optional Stem Cell Research Oversight Course
CITI offers basic stem cell research oversight training that is not required by the University of Washington and can be taken as an optional training by UW researchers, research staff, and students.
More about CITI’s stem cell research oversight course […]

General Inquiries
UW Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight
Box 351202
Seattle, WA 98195-1202
(206) 685-9210 fax

Contact Info for Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO)
Primary Contact
Kim A. Blakemore
206 685-7010
Compliance Analyst, Office of Research
Box 351202

Committee Chair
Charles H Muller
206 598-1018
Lecturer, Urology
Box 354795