The stem cell research environment

A patchwork of patchworks

Timothy Caulfield, Amy Zarzeczny, Jennifer McCormick, Tania Bubela, Christine Critchley, Edna Einsiedel, Jacques Galipeau, Shawn Harmon, Michael Huynh, Insoo Hyun, Judy Illes, Rosario Isasi, Yann Joly, Graeme Laurie, Geoff Lomax, Holly Longstaff, Michael McDonald, Charles Murdoch, Ubaka Ogbogu, Jason Owen-Smith & 4 others Shaun Pattinson, Shainur Premji, Barbara von Tigerstrom, David E. Winickoff

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Abstract

Few areas of recent research have received as much focus or generated as much excitement and debate as stem cell research. Hope for the therapeutic promise of this field has been matched by social concern associated largely with the sources of stem cells and their uses. This interplay between promise and controversy has contributed to the enormous variation that exists among the environments in which stem cell research is conducted throughout the world. This variation is layered upon intra-jurisdictional policies that are also often complex and in flux, resulting in what we term a 'patchwork of patchworks'. This patchwork of patchworks and its implications will become increasingly important as we enter this new era of stem cell research. The current progression towards translational and clinical research among international collaborators serves as a catalyst for identifying potential policy conflict and makes it imperative to address jurisdictional variability in stem cell research environments. The existing patchworks seen in contemporary stem cell research environments provide a valuable opportunity to consider how variations in regulations and policies across and within jurisdictions influence research efficiencies and directions. In one sense, the stem cell research context can be viewed as a living experiment occurring across the globe. The lessons to be gleaned from examining this field have great potential for broad-ranging general science policy application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-88
Number of pages7
JournalStem Cell Reviews and Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Harmonization
  • International
  • Policy
  • Regulation
  • Stem cell research

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  • Cancer Research
  • Cell Biology

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Caulfield, T., Zarzeczny, A., McCormick, J., Bubela, T., Critchley, C., Einsiedel, E., ... Winickoff, D. E. (2009). The stem cell research environment: A patchwork of patchworks. Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, 5(2), 82-88. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12015-009-9071-3

The stem cell research environment : A patchwork of patchworks. / Caulfield, Timothy; Zarzeczny, Amy; McCormick, Jennifer; Bubela, Tania; Critchley, Christine; Einsiedel, Edna; Galipeau, Jacques; Harmon, Shawn; Huynh, Michael; Hyun, Insoo; Illes, Judy; Isasi, Rosario; Joly, Yann; Laurie, Graeme; Lomax, Geoff; Longstaff, Holly; McDonald, Michael; Murdoch, Charles; Ogbogu, Ubaka; Owen-Smith, Jason; Pattinson, Shaun; Premji, Shainur; von Tigerstrom, Barbara; Winickoff, David E.

In: Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, Vol. 5, No. 2, 06.2009, p. 82-88.

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Caulfield, T, Zarzeczny, A, McCormick, J, Bubela, T, Critchley, C, Einsiedel, E, Galipeau, J, Harmon, S, Huynh, M, Hyun, I, Illes, J, Isasi, R, Joly, Y, Laurie, G, Lomax, G, Longstaff, H, McDonald, M, Murdoch, C, Ogbogu, U, Owen-Smith, J, Pattinson, S, Premji, S, von Tigerstrom, B & Winickoff, DE 2009, 'The stem cell research environment: A patchwork of patchworks', Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 82-88. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12015-009-9071-3
Caulfield T, Zarzeczny A, McCormick J, Bubela T, Critchley C, Einsiedel E et al. The stem cell research environment: A patchwork of patchworks. Stem Cell Reviews and Reports. 2009 Jun;5(2):82-88. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12015-009-9071-3
Caulfield, Timothy ; Zarzeczny, Amy ; McCormick, Jennifer ; Bubela, Tania ; Critchley, Christine ; Einsiedel, Edna ; Galipeau, Jacques ; Harmon, Shawn ; Huynh, Michael ; Hyun, Insoo ; Illes, Judy ; Isasi, Rosario ; Joly, Yann ; Laurie, Graeme ; Lomax, Geoff ; Longstaff, Holly ; McDonald, Michael ; Murdoch, Charles ; Ogbogu, Ubaka ; Owen-Smith, Jason ; Pattinson, Shaun ; Premji, Shainur ; von Tigerstrom, Barbara ; Winickoff, David E. / The stem cell research environment : A patchwork of patchworks. In: Stem Cell Reviews and Reports. 2009 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 82-88.
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