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Institutional Authority under which the University of Pittsburgh hSCRO Committee is Established and Empowered

 

The Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh has delegated authority, through the Vice Chancellor for Research Conduct and Compliance (the designated Institutional Official), to the University’s Human Stem Cell Research Oversight (hSCRO) Committee to initially and periodically review, approve, require modifications of, or disapprove:

  • all human embryonic stem (hES) cell research being conducted by University faculty, staff or students acting in their capacity as faculty, staff, or students respectively, using University facilities and/or University resources
  • limited categories of non-embryonic human stem cell research being conducted by University faculty, staff or students acting in their capacity as faculty, staff, or students respectively, using University facilities and/or University resources.

 

Committee Membership

The University's hSCRO Committee was formed in 2005 in response to the Chancellor’s charge to develop a mechanism for the oversight of the human stem cell research being conducted at the University. The hSCRO Committee is comprised of members with expertise in stem cell research, molecular biology, developmental biology, assisted reproduction, and also includes members with expertise in ethics, and law, as well as members of the public who are not affiliated with the University. Non-voting members include representatives from the University’s Research Conduct and Compliance Office and the Office of Research.

 


University of Pittsburgh - hSCRO Office

Phone: 412-383-1766
Fax:     412-383-1769
e-Mail: hscro@pitt.edu