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Stem Cell Research


California state law and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine regulations require that a Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO) review and approve all human stem cell research undertaken by UCSB faculty, staff members and students. This review requirement applies to the use of human gametes and blastocysts (embryos), the derivation and/or use of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), human embryonic or fetal germ cells, human adult and fetal stem cells and any other human pluripotent stem cells.

UCSB has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of California Irvine, to have the UC Irvine HSCRO committee serve as UCSB’s SCRO of record. All human stem cell research taking place at UCSB will undergo review and approval by the UC Irvine HSCRO. As such, all UC Irvine SCRO policies and procedures now apply to UCSB researchers performing human stem cell research. Activities reviewed and approved by the SCRO may still require additional review by the UCSB IRBIACUC, IBC and/or COIC committees.

The UCSB SCRO of record is now at UC Irvine. Please visit UCI’s Stem Cell Use site for more information about stem cell research, federal and state stem cell research regulations, and applying to the SCRO.


UC Irvine's 2019 HSCRO Committee Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines:

**For changes, check the UCI HSCRO meeting calendar***

Deadline Date Meeting date
December 13, 2018 January 10, 2019
January 17, 2019 February 7, 2019
February 14, 2019 March 7, 2019
March 14, 2019 April 4, 2019
April 11, 2019 May 2, 2019
May 16, 2019 June 6, 2019
June 13, 2019 July 3, 2019 (WED)
July 11, 2019 August 1, 2019
August 15, 2019 September 5, 2019
September 12, 2019 October 3, 2019
October 17, 2019 November 7, 2019
November 14, 2019 December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019 January 2, 2020     
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