Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee

The role of the Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCROC) is to:

Goals of the SCROC


SCROC activities aim to enable Cedars-Sinai to conduct stem cell research, conforming to the highest ethical standards, CIRM Regulations, CDPH Guidelines, other federal, state and local laws and regulations, and relevant Cedars-Sinai policies, to protect the safety and privacy of donors and patients. In reliance on and with the assistance of the OCRQI, the SCROC endeavors to maintain overall awareness of the types of stem cell research conducted at Cedars-Sinai, and the materials available for use in that research, to reduce unnecessary, duplicative research and maximize donor protection and resource sharing.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Stem Cell Research


The role of the IRB is, in reliance on and with the assistance of the OCRQI, and to the extent required by all applicable regulations:

  1. To protect human subjects of stem cell research at Cedars-Sinai in accordance with all Applicable Regulations and Standards and relevant written Cedars-Sinai institutional policies through application of the procedures set forth in paragraphs (b) and (c) below;
  2. To conduct reviews of, and where appropriate approve, each stem cell research protocol at Cedars-Sinai prior to its initiation, with the goal of ensuring that such protocol conforms to and abides by all Applicable Regulations and Standards and relevant written Cedars-Sinai institutional policies;
  3. After approval of any such protocol, monitor and periodically conduct reviews of such research with the goal of ensuring that such research conforms to and abides by Applicable Regulations and Standards and relevant written Cedars-Sinai institutional policies
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