Stem cell research programs at UW-Madison work to explore the therapeutic potential of stem cells to improve human and animal health. According to the UW – Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC), research focused on stem cells and regenerative medicine spans the breadth of the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. Studies range from exploring basic stem cell biology and defining key molecular properties to employing new technologies in tissue engineering. Pioneering clinical trials are spurring not only new cellular therapies but also investigations into ethical issues and the public policy challenges these new discoveries bring. The resources we provide below can support faculty and staff to conduct successful and ethical stem cell research. The information and links are organized into the different groupings for trainings; policies, procedures and compliance; campus resources. At the bottom of the page we have included resources related to stem cell research that might be useful. This is not an exhaustive list of information that may be required to conduct stem cell research. More information is available on the Research Compliance page for Stem Cells.
All personnel listed on a protocol submitted to the Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committee must complete online stem cell ethics and policy training. All SCRO investigators must have Biosafety approval which requires Biosafety training and there may be additional requirements. SCRO researchers working with human subjects and/or animals have additional requirements. Please review our Animal Research and Human Subjects Research pages for more information. Please review this list of compliance, protocol, and safety related training requirements. We have tried to include the most important links and information below but this is not an exhaustive list.
Policies, Procedures, and Compliance
At a large research institution such as UW-Madison many layers of required rules, regulations, procedures and policies are applied to protect our researchers and human subjects; ensure we are compliant with the rules our funding sources; and conduct the highest quality research. Below is a collection of links campus committees and systems faculty and staff may need to access to conduct Stem Cell research at UW-Madison.
Campus and Other Resources
Below is a selection of the numerous campus resources available to assist faculty and staff conduct Stem Cell Research.