Volunteering in Research

The NYSCF Human Subjects Research (HSR) Office was established in 2010. The office is responsible for ensuring that the New York Stem Cell Foundation human subjects research proceeds in accordance with established National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Academy of Science (NAS) and International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) guidelines as well as all applicable state and federal regulations. Human subjects research at the NYSCF conforms to strict Human Subjects Protection and Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.

Current research at the NYSCF involves the collection of human specimens for the creation, banking and ultimate distribution of new stem cell lines with the goal of advancing the field of stem cell science by making sure that researchers all over the world have access to these lines.

Though we do not currently conduct any clinical trials, we recommend that you search www.clinicaltrials.gov for more information about stem cell-specific clinical trials.

If you would like to participate in research at the NYSCF, please follow the applicable link below:

For information about donating skin samples for stem cell research, please click here to view the study flyer.

Skin Samples for the Generation of Stem Cells

For information about donating frozen embryos left over after IVF treatment for stem cell research, please click here to view the study flyer.

Donating Embryos for Stem Cell Research

For information about donating PGD embryos (that would otherwise be discarded) for stem cell research, please click here to view the study flyer.

Embryo Donation after Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

NYSCF Cell Images

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