The ESCRO's responsibilities include the following:
The development and maintenance of a registry of all human embryonic stem cell research conducted within Partners HealthCare.
Management of the PHS human ESCRO Committee.
Support of communication between hESC investigators and other relevant review/oversight committees (e.g., IRB, IACUC, COMS).
Oversight of all hESC research protocols that are reviewed and approved by the Partners ESCRO Committee.
Education for Partners investigators conducting hESC research.
The human ESCRO Committee is a PHS-based peer-review committee that is responsible for: