About hPSCreg

hPSCreg is a freely accessible global registry for human pluripotent stem cell lines (hPSC-lines), which is managed by Charité / BCRT . The registry allows searching for cell lines and for information available about these cell lines. New cell lines can be registered and information can be added to already registered cell lines.

hPSCreg is an open platform for coordination and cooperation in the area of hPSC research and application, to avoid redundancy and ensuring comparable quality standards in hPSC research. hPSCreg aims to collaborate with registries and cell banks worldwide.

hPSCreg was established in 2007 as the European human embryonic stem cell registry and is supported by the European Commission. You can also find hPSCreg at re3data.org, FAIRsharing.org, and Identifiers.org.

Why register cell lines?

Registration of a cell line in hPSCreg confirms ethical procurement and scientific evidence for pluripotency to the global community. The registry collects, validates, and stores additional information related to the pluripotent cell lines. Registration of cell lines in hPSCreg will provide visibility, confidence in ethical provenance, validation of characterization data, and comparability with other registered lines. Any scientist or institution generating or working with PSC lines can register their cell lines.

What is registered?

hPSCreg provides comprehensive information on existing hPSC lines, their ethical procurement, derivation process, genetic and expression data and other molecular or biological characteristics, use, and quality of the line. The information on each line can be updated, edited and completed. The hPSCreg database is a dynamic database, in that the content of the database is updated through regular surveys conducted by the Steering Committee and feedback from hPSC-line providers. All information collated undergoes a standardized validation process.

Should you experience any problems operating the database or would like to contribute to its further development please contact us.