Frequently Asked Questions

The use of adult tissue specific stem cells, such as hematopoietic cells or mesenchymal cells, does not require UCI hSCRO approval UNLESS such cells have been shown to, or are being induced to differentiate into the three major germ lines.


Please review the Provenance Guidance Document, and if you have questions please contact the hSCRO Administrator at or campus extension 4-3711.

  • The Full Committee meets once per month on the first Thursday of the month. The schedule of deadlines and meeting dates can be found on the Committee Calendar 
  • The hSCRO Subcommittee meets weekly.

Yes. The Continuation Application must be submitted annually, usually one full deadline before the expiration date.

If the student is actively participating in stem cell research you must add them to your protocol.

Yes, if you are submitting a Full Committee Modification Request, you may also request an Annual Review at the time.

That said, submitting a Full Committee Modification Request is not recommended if your protocol expiration is nearing, as the Modification Request may be tabled causing the protocol to expire.