Policy on stem cell research

A key aim of the ISCF is to ensure that stem cell research is subject to a transparent and well-regulated ethical framework in every country in which it takes place. To help stimulate movement towards international harmonisation of policy issues, the Forum set up two working groups in 2003. Their remit was to look at ethical and intellectual property rights issues on a global scale and produce documents charting the international ‘landscape’ in these two areas.

As soon as they become available, this section will contain the resulting global summaries of different countries’ policies regarding ethics and IPR.