Stem Cell Resources
Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Literature Database A searchable database of over 1500 citations for research articles that feature human embryonic stem cell lines;that are currently listed in this registry.
Stem Cell Networks and Societies
International Society for Stem Cell Research ISSCR is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research.
Interstate Alliance for Stem Cell Research IASCR is a voluntary body whose mission is to advance stem cell research (human embryonic, adult, and other) by fostering effective interstate collaboration, by assisting states in developing research programs, and by promoting efficient and responsible use of public funds.
International Consortium of Stem Cell Networks A network of national stem cell research organizations funded by government with mandates to promote collaboration and training, conduct outreach, and facilitate economic development in the stem cell space.
Human Stem Cell Banks
ATCC Stem Cell Center ATCC has provided stem cell resources to the research community for more than a decade, with a growing portfolio of cultures to choose from, including mouse embryonic stem cells, human embryonic stem cells, human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), and human iPS cells. Children's Hospital (Boston) The hESC Core Facility functions as a centralized source for the collection, expansion, analysis and banking of human ES cell lines.
Coriell Institute Stem Cell Biobank The mission of the Stem Cell Biobank (SCB) at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research is to provide scientists with the opportunity to bank their pluripotent stem cell lines at the SCB, and to develop in-house induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines for distribution to researchers. Established in 2008, the SCB has developed core capabilities to maintain, characterize, bank, and distribute important stem cell resources.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute iPS Core Facility This core facility is dedicated to the derivation and distribution of disease-specific iPS cell lines.
UCSD Stem Cell Facility The UCSD Human Stem Cell Core Facility banks 8 hESC lines.
UConn Stem Cell Core The University of Connecticut Health Center Stem Cell Core facility banks 12 hESC lines and 6 iPS cell lines.
WiCell The WISC Bank at WiCell Research Institute provides human embryonic stem cell lines previously distributed by the National Stem Cell Bank. WISC bank distributes 20 research grade and 2 clinical grade hESC lines as well as 10 iPS cell lines.
Stem Cell Bank of Barcelona The bank currently has 5 cell lines (ES[2-6]) available, with a gallery of images and information on derivation process and cell characteristics.
UK Stem Cell Bank There are 15 cell lines developed in th UK currently available with approximately 20 new lines due for release.
Singapore Stem Cell Bank This new bank is preparing to distribute 4 research grade cell lines originally developed by ES Cell International as clinical grade hESC lines ( Crook et al, 2007 ).
Human Stem Cell Registries
National Institutes of Health NIH Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry lists human embryonic stem cell lines that are approved for federal funding.
European human ES Cell Registry The European Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry (hESCreg) launched in January, 2008. This continually expanding registry collects data from project teams and hESC line providers and currently lists over 600 cell lines.
International Stem Cell Characterization Initiative Worldwide effort to characterize 58 human ES cell lines in 18 laboratories from 10 countries. Each cell line in the registry is searchable by name and laboratory that analyzed it.
Amazonia! is a free online database that allows an easy query of public human transcriptome data by keyword in thematic pages and with list annotations. Thematic pages include a gene expression atlas of human embryonic stem cells.
ArrayExpress The European Bioinformatics Institute provides this public repository for microarray data, which is aimed at storing MIAME-compliant data in accordance with MGED recommendations. Public data in ArrayExpress are searchable by keyword, gene, experiment properties, submitter, species, etc.
GEO Gene Expression Omnibus is an NCBI curated repository for gene expression/molecular data that are MIAME compliant . Data can be browsed or searched by keyword, datasets, gene profiles, etc.