The UIC Embryonic Stem Cell Review Committee (ESCRO) committee reviews research proposals involving the use of human embryonic stem cells (hES). The ESCRO committee is responsible for the oversight of all hES research being conducted at or supported by UIC to ensure that it meets the National Academy of Science (NAS) guidelines. Additionally, the ESCRO committee will have the responsibility for maintaining a registry of all hES cell lines that are imported into or maintained at the UIC, including the NIH-approved hES lines.

In accordance with the NAS guidelines, the ESCRO committee includes "representatives of the public and persons with expertise in developmental biology, stem cell research, molecular biology, assisted reproduction, and ethical and legal issues in hES cell research."

 

ESCRO Announcements

Grants and Contracts Sponsored Program Expenditures Reports Available

Dec 11

This announcement applies to Chicago only.

The UIC Office of Grants and Contracts has published the “Analysis of Sponsored Program Expenditures for Fiscal Years 2013 – 2017” on the OBFS website.

While the overall reporting format has not changed, the OVCR Grants and Contracts Office has published this report in both PDF and Excel formats to facilitate further analysis by units.

2017 OVCR Holiday Schedules

Nov 7

Office of Research Services (ORS) 2017 Holiday Schedule

The Office of Research Services (ORS) will observe the UIC reduced service schedule for non-essential services that begins on Monday, December 25th. As such, ORS will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

To ensure timely review and processing of sponsored project activities - applications and related documents due prior to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - please be advised of the following internal deadlines:

Open Membership Research Workshops

Apr 5

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research invites you to participate in our open membership research workshops related to the UIC “Research Strengths and Themes” that will help develop the areas or subareas of UIC faculty research in emerging funding opportunities.

MTEC Funding Opportunities for Faculty

Mar 10

UIC is a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).  This relatively new enterprise will provide funding opportunities in the following areas of research that may be of interest: