Policy & Advocacy

Advocating Worldwide for Ethical Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation

The ISSCR's Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation outline core principles of scientific rigor and research integrity that are the basis for policy and advocacy efforts throughout the world. The society supports all forms of stem cell research, performed under rigorous and transparent oversight, and advocates that embryonic, adult, and reprogrammed stem cell research must move forward in parallel to best understand disease and identify treatment.

Focus Areas of ISSCR Policy and Advocacy

Support for Stem Cell and Fetal Tissue Research
Research Funding
The Promotion of Scientific Integrity and Ethical Research
Preventing the Marketing of Unproven Stem Cell Treatments
Participation in Standard-setting Forums
"Right to Try" Legislation

GUIDELINES FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

Principles of scientific rigor, research integrity, patient welfare, respect for research subjects, transparency, and social justice.

VIEW THE GUIDELINES