UW Research

Purpose, Policy & Guidance

Purpose, Policy & Guidance

Promoting Ethical Practices
The University of Washington (UW) established the Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight  (ESCRO) Committee, which exists to review and approve research involving human embryonic stem cells (hESC). The ESCRO Committee review ensures that both institutional and public concerns regarding sensitive ethical, legal, scientific, and policy issues unique to hESC research are addressed.

ESCRO Guidance and Policy
University Policy GIM 36 on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research is the governing policy for UW hESC researchers and is based on the following guidance and policy:

Standard Operating Procedures and Guidance

Additional Resources About Stem Cell Research
NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry
A registry of all federally approved hESC lines.

Stem Cell Basics
NAS link to helpful FAQs regarding stem cell basics.

Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM)
ISCRM houses the majority of UW researchers conducting hESC research. Their website lists good practices and information about current hESC research.

Stem Cell Resources.org
Stem Cell Resources.org connects world recognized scientists, doctors, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and bioethicists to life science educators who ultimately empower change in science education.

University of Washington ESCRO Facts pdf file format
Fact sheet on oversight of human embryonic stem cell research at the University of Washington.

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