The quality of the data available on hPSCreg and its ethical acceptability is of utmost importance. The registry has established criteria for quality that are meaningful to the users and it must also consider the needs of the public for unbiased information. Consequently, evaluation of registry data is an open, fair and scientifically rigorous process. Good governance, including the involvement of the Committee of National Representatives, the Ethics Advisor and the Scientific Advisory Board is vital to ensure strict quality adherence and at the same time allowing for different scientific views and national regulatory differences to be acknowledged. hPSCreg puts strong focus on standardization to enable comparison of data on cell lines from different sources.

Documents and information lodged with the hPSCreg have been received by the project management and made available in conformity with the applicable rules for registration. The hPSCreg management is not responsible for the use that it is put to, or for errors, mistakes and or false declarations made by the named providers of the documents and information.

Code of Practice

All activities involved in the handling of registry data and information are governed by a Code of Practice and Standard Protocols. Through these activities the registry will establish rigorous but pragmatic governance to assure data presented on cell lines is accurate and valuable. The Project management provides a model for resolution of international data on stem cells in a way that is scientifically robust and accommodates cultural and scientific diversity.

Useful Links

European Science Foundation: Human Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine focus on:

The DISCUSS Project: induced pluripotent stem cell lines from previously collected research biospecimens and informed consent. Points to consider:


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