CIRM Board Votes in Favor of Proposed Concept Plan framework: final vote to come in March

The CIRM Board went ahead today and voted in favor, in principle, of the proposed changes in response to the IOM recommendations. It seems to be a non-binding vote at some level since the Board will vote again in March after more review.

Important questions remain:

  • What does the vote today really means if the Board will vote again in March?
  • Will amendments be allowed?
  • How much will public feedback be incorporated into a final decision?
  • Could parts of the proposal ultimately be approved and others rejected?
  • What exactly would the 1-year trial period mean and would CIRM have to re-vote on the elements of these changes?