NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry
- Lines listed on Registry are eligible for use in NIH-supported research.
- Any mutations/chromosomal abnormalities are noted after the cell line name.
- NIH does not maintain a bank of cell lines; contact the provider listed under “Details.”
- See NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research and FAQs
Total Eligible Lines:
New Cell Line Added on:
|Details||Cell Line||NIH Registration
|Submitting Organizations||Approval Date|
* - NIH Registration Number
The NIH registration number should be used on all NIH competing applications and annual progress reports to identify the stem cell line proposed for use. Identify the specific line(s) from the Registry using the NIH Registration Number (e.g., 0001), in the specified location in the application:
- For grant applications using the SF424(R&R) electronic application packages, section 4 of the PHS398 Cover Page Supplement component provides fields in which to identify approved cell lines.
- For grant applications using the SF424(R&R) Individual Fellowship electronic application packages, section C of the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form component provides fields in which to identify approved cell lines.
- For grant applications using the PHS 398 paper application form, the Human Embryonic Stem Cells section on page 3 provides a location in which to identify approved cell lines.
§ - On Hold
NIH has received public comment on a proposed change to the definition of "human embryonic stem cells" in the NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research. While NIH is considering those public comments on the proposed change, this hESC line is currently on hold and should not be used in NIH-funded research. If grantees are currently using any of these lines they may contact the NIH Institute or Center that is funding their project for further information.