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USC Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO)
SCRO Review Process

  1. New Proposal Application: Investigators with new proposals must complete the SCRO’s New Proposal Application and include a copy of the proposal submitted to the proposed funding agency. These should be emailed to alice.ma@med.usc.edu. The SCRO may request additional information from the investigator(s) as deemed necessary to review the proposal in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  2. Continuing Review Applications: Investigators must submit a SCRO’s Continuing Review Application at least annually or more frequently, as determined by the SCRO. These should be emailed to alice.ma@med.usc.edu .The SCRO may request additional information from the investigator(s) as deemed necessary to review the proposal in accordance with regulatory requirements.Annual continuing reviews for studies that have no or minor changes from the original application (as determined by the SCRO chair or designated approver) may be reviewed and approved administratively by the committee chair.

A decision is normally made within 30 days of application.