Projects to derive hESCs using cryopreserved surplus embryos

The derivation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) may involve the prior cryopreservation of embryos. In such cases the following rules governing the requirements, responsibilities and procedures must be strictly adhered to. 

You intend to derive human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos (DER) The process requires the prior cryopreservation of the surplus embryos (CRYO). The cells are being derived with a view to conducting a specific stem cell research project

Requirements (d, c and b subject to a)

a) Approval of the stem cell research project (RP-SC) granted by the competent ethics committee
b) Reference number from the Federal Office of Public Health for the stem cell research project (RP-SC)
RP-SC).(allocation of a reference number = approval of research project)
c) Licence from the Federal Office of Public Health to derive human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos (DER).
d) Licence from the Federal Office of Public Health to cryopreserve surplus embryos (CRYO)

Responsibilities

a) Competent ethics committee
b) Federal Office of Public Health
c) Federal Office of Public Health
d) Federal Office of Public Health

How to proceed

Relating to the stem cell research project (RP-SC)

Last modification 28.06.2018

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