All WCMC investigators who intend to perform research involving human embryonic stem cells must submit notification to the Tri-Institutional ESCRO Committee. This requirement applies to all HESC research, regardless of the funding sources.

For more information on Tri-Institutional ESCRO, visit the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research website.

New Study Submissions

New studies requiring ESCRO oversight must complete the applicable forms below for each area of covered ESCRO research.  Please note that a single study may require the completion of more than one form.

Research involving hES and/or covered hPS cells

Research designed or expected to generate human gametes

Research involving the use of human embryos for purposes other than the derivation of hES cells

Annual Progress Report Form

Annual reports are due for ESCRO review by the anniversary of ESCRO approval.  Reports are submitted to ESCRO using the form linked below.  Reports should be submitted to the ESCRO meeting scheduled on or before this date.  

Annual Progress Report Form

Amendment Submissions

Amendments are submitted using the Amendment Submission Form.

ESCRO Submission Deadlines

ESCRO Meeting Date 

Submission Deadline

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Questions about ESCRO?

Contact the ESCRO Office:


Sabrina Paula
Compliance Specialist
ESCRO Administrator
General DSMC Administrator

Lauren Blumberg
Assistant Director, Regulatory Compliance