Investigator Information and Checklist
All projects funded by the State of Connecticut Regenerative Medicine Research Fund and all human embryonic stem cell research conducted at the University of Connecticut and its research arms must receive written SCRO approval before research begins, regardless of source of funding or the NIH-status of the hESC lines.
Sponsored Program Services (SPS) will NOT release funds for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research until it receives a copy of the final SCRO approval letter.
Download the Initiating Research Document Checklist here.
Recommended Sequence of Steps
Submit Supplemental hESC research form to SPS
- For UConn Health: Investigators and subcontracted researchers must submit “Supplemental Routing Form for hESC Research” to ORSP regardless of source of funding, including internal and private funding.
- For Storrs: Investigators and subcontracted researchers must submit “Attachment for Human Stem Cell Research” to SPS only in the case of funding external to the Storrs campus. (See Forms)
Notify and consult with the SCRO for ethically controversial projects or use of hESC from sources other than the UConn-Wesleyan Core
- Investigators planning projects involving ethically controversial activities are urged to consult with the SCRO as early as possible.
- Projects in this category include those that generate or destroy human blastocysts or blastocyst-like entities, implant human neuro-progenitors into animal models, or implant hESC or hESC derivatives into nonhuman blastocysts.
- Contact the SCRO office at (860) 679-6004.
Submit applications to the IBC, IACUC, and IRB
- As required by University, federal, and State laws and policies.
- These reviews may be conducted in parallel with SCRO review. SCRO approval requires documentation of approval by all other required research oversight committees.
- Plan your time-table with the schedules of these committees in mind.
Complete the hESC Compliance Tutorial
- Available here: SCRO Training
- All research personnel conducting hESC research must pass the tutorial prior to SCRO approval.
Submit the completed and signed SCRO Protocol Application form and a copy of the grant proposal to the SCRO Office
- Application form
- Grant proposal
- For assistance call (860) 679-6004 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The protocol application is due in the SCRO office 4 weeks before the meeting at which it will be reviewed.
Submit the completed and signed State Verification Form
- Submit the form to the SCRO office which will forward the form and a copy of the final SCRO approval letter to the Department of Public Health.