Stem Cell Registry

The International Stem Cell characterisation Initiative was formed to systematically study human embryonix stem cells (hES) in an effort to establish an international set of standards for characterisation. The study was carried out by 18 laboratories in ten member countries. There results are published in this registry.


Browse the Registry by laboratory name

Find a stem cell line by the laboratory that analysed it (A-Z list).

Browse the Registry by stem cell line

Find a stem cell line by its name.

BG01 BG01-NCEL BG01-NIHN BG02 BG02-NCEL BG03-NCEL BTIS CA1-SLRI CA2-SLRI CAOS CCTL-12 CCTL-14 CCTL-9 CELL Cellartis CSCB FES21 FES21-UHEL FES22 FES22-UHEL FES29 FES29-UHEL FES30 FES30-UHEL FRM003 FRM004 H1 HADU Harvard Cell HES-1 HES-1 (HADU) HES-3 HES-3-BTIS HESC-NL1-HLAB HLAB HS181 HS181-KLNI HUES1-CSCB HUES10-CSCB HUES11-CSCB HUES12-CSCB HUES13-CSCB HUES14-CSCB HUES15-CSCB HUES16-CSCB HUES17-CSCB HUES2-CSCB HUES3-CSCB HUES4-CSCB HUES5-CSCB HUES6-CSCB HUES7-CSCB HUES8-CSCB HUES9-CSCB KhES-2-KYOU KLNI KYOU McKay Melton Lines NCEL NIHN NINDS Novocell REUBINOFF SA001 SA001-CELL SA002 SA002-CELL Shef-1-CSCB Shef-2-CSCB Shef-3-CSCB SHEFF1 SHEFF2 SHEFF3 SLRI TE03 TE03(I3)-NIHN UC06(HSF-6)-NIHN UHEL WA01(H1)-NIHN


Find Download Raw Data

You can access the aggregated LDA and FACS data of all characterisation studies and reference documents on our download raw data page.

Application to submit data to the registry

As part of the ongoing activities of the International Stem Cell Initiative a registry is being created to gather together information on bone fide human embryonic stem cell lines from around the world.

In order for a cell line to be entered onto the registry several criteria will have to be met. These are:

  • Informed consent was obtained from the donors of the embryos used in the derivation.
  • The cells line has been passaged for at least 10 passages and frozen stocks are in existence.
  • A standardized set of characterisation data has been obtained for each cell line.

Registry characterisation data will include:

  • Real-time PCR for a panel of markers
  • Flow Cytometric analysis for a panel of antigens
  • Karyotype
  • Identity profile using a standard international DNA profiel markers

Please see the ‘Registry submission’ document below for further details.