Biomedical Technology Assessment

Stem Cells

OSP contributes to the analysis and development of NIH stem cell policies. Program staff are involved in the interpretation and implementation of policies relating to stem cells.

NIH Stem Cell Information Website


Draft Chimera Policy (August 2016)

On August 4, 2016, the NIH published a notice in the Federal Register and the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, requesting public comment on a proposal to amend Section IV and V of the NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.  Additionally, the notice asks for comments on the proposed scope of certain human-animal chimera research that would be considered internally by an NIH steering committee established to provide programmatic input to the director of the relevant NIH Institute(s) or Center(s) or equivalent NIH officials responsible for funding decisions.