Review Considerations for Applications and Awards under the New NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-056

Key Dates
Release Date: February 19, 2010

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National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

Earlier, the NIH issued Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-123 stating that additional information would not be accepted for the initial peer review of hESC applications that propose the use of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) and were going to second-level review in September/October 2009 and January/February 2010 Councils.  At the time no hESC lines had been approved for use in NIH funded research, and these restrictions on additional materials served to maintain consistency in the peer review process.

In the interim, certain hESC lines have been approved for use in NIH funded research and posted on the NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry (  Therefore, the restriction on additional materials for applications proposing the use of hESC will be lifted for applications going to review in May/June 2010 Councils and thereafter.
If an hESC application proposes research for which approved hESC lines have not yet been approved:


Inquiries should be directed to:

Sally A. Amero, Ph.D.
NIH Review Policy Officer
Office of Extramural Research

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