Stem Cell Policies and Resources

UW–Madison Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center: The mission of the University of Wisconson–Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support and education.
WiCell: provider of hPSC lines, cytogenetic testing services, pre-qualified reagents, and research services such as mycoplasma screening, teratoma services, lab space and grant writing assistance.
UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Clinical Research Unit: reviews protocols that will be using CRU facilities or services.
Health Sciences Institutional Review Boards (IRBs): reviews hPSC research protocols involving interaction or intervention with human subjects or using identifiable hPSC lines.
Institutional Biosafety Committee /Office of Biological Safety: reviews the research use of recombinant DNA and its derivatives.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: reviews all research protocols involving the use of animals. The Research Animal Resources Center web site has information about all of the local Animal Care and Use Committees.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP): administers extramurally sponsored programs and reviews and negotiates material transfer agreements for hPSC lines obtained from non-UW sources.
Research Safety Committee (RSC): reviews protocols possessing health hazards, such as gene transfer studies, and protocols intentionally exposing subjects to infectious agents. The phone number for RSC is (608) 263-8902.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF): reviews invention disclosure forms for new discoveries and manages UW's intellectual property.

National Institutes of Health Guidelines on Human Stem Cell Research

National Institutes of Health Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry

The National Academies: Stem Cells

The National Institutes of Health Stem Cell Information