Welcome to the European Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry – hESCreg
hESCreg was created to offer the research community, legislators, regulators and the general public at large an in-depth overview on the current status of hESC research in Europe. Its present content is the result of a survey by the project team, its partners and the input from numerous hESC line providers. The database has now entered its first public evaluation stage and will be continually developed.
This database of some 650 hESC lines that have been derived in Europe and beyond (as of August 2009) is freely accessible. Providers of hESC lines and researchers who work with these cell lines are invited to register - also free of charge - and provide detailed characteristics on their cell lines or information on their research.
Should you experience any problems operating the database or would like to contribute to its further development please contact our Helpdesk. We are looking forward to receiving your contributions, comments or suggestions.
New: Validating human embryonic stem cell lines listed in hESCreg
A validation process has been initiated to provide users with two essentially new pieces of information in hESCreg:
- That human embryonic stem cell lines listed on hESCreg comply with the EU’s fundamental ethical principles for hESC research
- Listed cell lines have a minimum of characterization data that will qualify them as truly pluripotent human embryonic stem cell lines
The Registry is currently being revised and updated, therefore onlineregistration is temporally not possible. To register hESC or hiPSC lines and/orupdate information on existing lines, please contact he hESCreg team