Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee
The Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of UW-Madison's human pluripotent stem cell research policies and procedures; the review of the SCRO Committee Initial, Change, and Continuing Review Application Forms that must be submitted to be enrolled in the UW-Madison hESC Registry; and approval of covered research activities.
The SCRO Committee provides oversight for all research on campus or involving campus faculty or staff that involves either:
the use of human embryonic stem cells or their derivatives; or
- the introduction of human pluripotent stem cells, or their derivatives, obtained from a non-embryonic
source, into non-human animals at any embryonic, fetal, or postnatal stage, if an expected effect is that human
cells will be integrated into the central nervous system, testes, or ovaries of the animal.
SCRO Committee oversight applies regardless of the source of funding and the applicability of federal regulations.
This oversight is in addition to the oversight that might be provided by other committees on campus, such as the Institutional Review Boards (human subjects), the Biosafety Review Board, and the Animal Care and Use Committees. SCRO Committee oversight applies regardless of the source of funding and the applicability of federal regulations.
***For information on the hESC Federal Injuction, please visit the University of Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center home page.