January 21, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources

Jonathan Shestack

1 min read

I just received a copy of CIRM’s proposed response to the IOM recommendations. Regarding what I believe to be the most important element, revamping the CIRM Board (aka ICOC), I was interested to see that CIRM (via President Jonathan Thomas) recommended that all institutional members of the Board no longer vote on whether to fund grants. To quote the CIRM response (full PDF here): Have 13 institutional members voluntarily abstain from voting on all grants brought before the Board for approval This is a very dramatic …Read More