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Research Integrity

The designated SCRO Committee shall provide scientific and ethical review and recommendations for approval of MUSC research on human stem cell lines as described in this policy. The SCRO Committee shall ensure that human stem cell research protocols conform to the research and ethics guidelines and regulations of the organization(s) funding the research.

In circumstances where a funding organization does not have established ethics guidelines and regulations, the MUSC SCRO Committee will follow the major recommendations outlined in the 2012 Amendments to the National Academies’ Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and the international voluntary standards written by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).   

2009 National Institutes of Health Guidelines on Human Stem Cell Research

2010 Amendments to the National Academies’ Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

2016 International Society for Stem Cell Research  Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation