Forms & Policies


1. hPSCRO Short Application to use Human Pluripotent Stem Cell (hPSC) in Research
Please complete the hPSCRO Short Application for research using commercially available somatic cells or hPSC lines available from the UCLA BSCRC Stem Cell Bank or the NIH Registry. Submit completed forms to: Maria Dominguez at
Download application here 

2. hPSCRO - IRB Application for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell & Human Subjects Research
Please complete the hPSCRO-IRB Application for research using donor somatic cells, non-commercially banked donor somatic cells, hPSC created at other institutions, or any bio-materials that are directly or indirectly linked to donors through coding systems. Submit completed forms to: Maria Dominguez at
Download application here

3. Informed Consent Checklist
For your reference, this document lists the minimum elements that must be present in the informed consent document in order to meet Federal and California regulations, and National Academy of Sciences standards.
Download checklist here


1. UCLA hPSCRO Policies
Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Oversight (hPSCRO) Committee Policies and Procedures
January 4, 2007: California law and UCLA Policy: Prospective IRB and ESCRO committee review and approval of certain types of human stem cell research
April 21, 2006: Creation of UCLA ESCRO Committee

2. President Obama's Executive Order 13505
March 9, 2009: Removing Barriers to Scientific Research
NIH Stem Cell Guidelines
NIH Stem Cell Registry

3. California Regulations
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
California Department of Public Health (CA DPH)