International Society for Stem Cell Research

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

The ISSCR Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The ISSCR Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research specify rigorous ethical standards for scientists working with human ESCs, and seek to promote responsible, transparent and uniform practices worldwide. Sample informed consent documents for the procurement of materials for human ESC research and a sample material transfer agreement are also available. Click here for more information.

The ISSCR Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells
The ISSCR has released Guidelines for the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells that examine the scientific, clinical, regulatory, ethical and societal issues that must be addressed to ensure that basic stem cell research is responsibly transitioned into appropriate clinical applications. Click here to find the Guidelines and associated resources, including a Patient Handbook on Stem Cell Therapies.