Human Embryonic Stem Cell Colony
UCSB Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee
The purpose of the UCSB Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight (ESCRO) committee is to provide oversight of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research and other human stem cell research in order to ensure that research compiles with ethical standards set by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). ESCRO is administered by the Office of Research and works closely with other campus Institutional Review Boards to ensure compliance with all regulations. ESCRO may also review the use of any human stem cell lines not covered by CIRM, at its discretion, in order to ensure UCSB research meets scientific and ethical standards.
The following information is provided to assist faculty who plan to use human embryonic stem cells in complying with state and federal regulations and UCSB policies: