Stem Cells and Environment, Health & Safety

Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee

The Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO) ensures that all human stem cell research carried out at the University is performed according to the highest ethical and scientific standards, and in conformance with all applicable government regulations, UC policies (e.g., the Human Stem Cell Research Policy), and guidelines.

Protocols involving transplantation of human pluripotent stem cells or their derivatives into vertebrate animals may be submitted simultaneously the ACUC and SCRO. The proposed research may not begin until both ACUC and SCRO approval have been obtained.

For information and the application form, please visit the SCRO website. For assistance, please contact the SCRO Office,

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) provides guidance on the safe handling and use of hazardous materials or operations, such as biological agents (e.g., recombinant DNA, infectious agents, human specimens or cell lines), chemical agents (e.g., carcinogens, toxins and mutagens), controlled substances, radioisotopes or radiation-producing machines (e.g., X-rays), and physical hazards (e.g., lasers, noise, needles), as well as exposure monitoring (e.g., isoflurane) in animal research or teaching.

Please refer to our Quick Guide for basic information about the EH&S programs that are relevant to animal research and teaching.

For general assistance or inquiries, please visit the EH&S website or contact EH&S at or (510) 642-3073.