The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight ("ESCRO") Committee performs ethical and scientific reviews of all research involving the derivation and research use of embryos, human embryonic stem cells and certain activities involving non-embryonic stem cells, human neural stem cells, and human gametes.  Its scope includes the use of anonymous materials that may not require consideration by an IRB.  The Committee reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and is comprised of a diverse group of faculty members and other subject-matter experts in the areas of biology, stem cell research, genetics, bioethics and law.