The strategic WGs offer the possibility to gather information on the different areas that influence stem cell research. They are devoted to issues how the scientific community and the network participates in the discourse with different groups of stakeholders, the general public and patients. The WGs develop materials for outreach activities, suggest funding initiatives, interact with the regulatory authorities on clinical trials as well as provide career advice.
The initial strategic WGs are:
Funding programs and policies
Clinical trials and regulatory affairs
Public engagement and outreach activities
Ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA)
Patient information (stem cell therapies)
Stem cell technologies
The GSCN welcomes suggestions for additional working groups. Please send your suggestions to the coordination office including the names of members supporting the working group. Suggestions will be discussed at the next member convention.