On Wednesday, November 7, 2001, the National Institutes of Health posted the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry at http://escr.nih.gov.
NIH cautions potential applicants to read the guidelines carefully and to direct any inquiries to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research.
The Registry includes a list of all eligible stem cell lines with provider contact information and, in some cases, brief comments on the lines. In addition, the Registry contains links to three Notices published in the NIH Guide dated the week ending November 9, 2001.
-Notice OD-02-005 outlines the President's criteria for the stem cells included in the Registry and approved for federally funded research
-Notice OD-02-006 describes the application process and extends the deadline for submission of applications using human embryonic stem cells for new or competing renewals and supplements to November 27, 2001
-Notice OD-02-007 formally withdraws those sections of the NIH Guidelines for Research Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells that pertain to stem cells that do not meet the President's criteria, e.g., cells derived from human embryos that are the result of in vitro fertilization.
Message posted by: Frank S. Zollmann