IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES FOR HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH - FREQUENTLY 
ASKED QUESTIONS

Release Date:  November 16, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-02-014

National Institutes of Health

In response to inquiries about the recent NIH guide notices pertaining to 
policies on human embryonic stem cell research, NIH will be posting 
periodically additional information to assist investigators and research 
administrators.  This information will be provided in the form of frequently 
asked questions and the answers to these questions.  The first installment of 
these are at URL http://grants.nih.gov/grants/stem_cell_faqs.htm. Monitor this 
site frequently for additional information.

Additional information about the clearances required for the receipt of human 
embryonic stem cells developed outside of the U.S. is provided in the NIH Guide 
announcement Federal Government Clearances for Receipt of International Shipment 
of Human Embryonic Stem Cells at URL:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-013.html.


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