This page provides information regarding SCRO oversight and protocol submission through ARROW.
The Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee provides oversight
for all research on campus or involving campus faculty or staff that
- the use of hESCs or their derivatives; or
- the introduction of hPSCs, 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
- all research that (a) involves pre-implantation stages of human
development, human embryos, or embryo-derived cells or (b) entails the
production of human gametes in vitro when such gametes are tested by
fertilization or used for the creation of embryos; or
- the storage or disposition of human embryos or gametes obtained for the purposes of stem cell research.
A Principle Investigator (PI) conducting research on either of the
above must have SCRO approval in place prior to beginning research. The SCRO Committee is fully transitioned to ARROW, the online protocol application system. All initial review, change of protocol, and continuing review applications must be submitted for review through ARROW.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Heather Mc Fadden