Applied for Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR) with the NAC-SCRT (IC-SCRT) in ICMR. (Under Process)
The National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC-SCRT) is the apex body constituted by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India to oversee the activities in the field of stem cell research in India. The NAC-SCRT will examine the scientific, technical, ethical, legal and social issues involving stem cell research and therapy in India.
The NAC-SCRT is a multidisciplinary committee with a Secretariat. It has two main functions:
- a) General oversight of the field of stem cell research and therapy in India and formulation of policy related to it;
- b) Review of specific controversial or ethically sensitive research and proposals for therapeutic use of stem cells / differentiated derivatives.