The National Academies

The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council make up the National Academies. They are private, nonprofit institutions that provide science, technology, and health policy advice under a congressional charter. The Research Council is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

The National Academies released Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in 2005 with subsequent amendments in 2007. Click here for information about the National Academies’ Guidelines.

Contact for IASCR: Fran Sharples, Ph.D., Director, Board on Life Sciences