Guidelines for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Research: National registry of human embryonic stem cell lines

This registry lists human pluripotent stem cell lines derived directly from embryos. Induced human pluripotent stem cell lines will not be listed with the registry, as they are not derived from embryonic sources.

Until June 30, 2010, only human embryonic stem cell lines derived in the course of CIHR-funded projects were required to be listed in the registry. From then forward, all human embryonic stem cell lines derived under the auspices of an Institution that receives any Agency funds must be listed in the registry.

To date, no human embryonic stem cell lines have been derived in the course of CIHR-funded projects. Investigators with lines derived prior to June 30, 2010 under the auspices of an institution that receives Agency funding have been asked if they wish to voluntarily list their cell lines. The information below includes cell lines that have been volunteered to date.

Lines listed here will be made available by the researcher to other researchers, subject to reasonable cost-recovery charges. Note that research conducted under the auspices of an institution that receives Agency funding using these cell lines must be reviewed and approved by the Stem Cell Oversight Committee (SCOC) before the work can commence.

Cell line(s) Publication citation Source Contact Information
CA1, CA2 PMID: 17572666 Dr. Andras Nagy, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto Nagy Lab,
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
CC1, CC3 PMID: 20555390 Dr. Derrick Rancourt, University of Calgary Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Calgary
300 Heritage Medical Research
3330 Hospital Dr. N.W.
Calgary, AB
T2N 4N1
Telephone: 403-220-2888
Email: rancourt@ucalgary.ca

A survey on the impact of the requirement to list human embryonic stem cell lines derived under the auspices of an institution that receives Agency funding was posted on the CIHR website from October 19, 2007 until February 15, 2008. The results were discussed at SCOC's April 2008 meeting.