In early 2004, members of the Stem Cell Policy and Ethics Program (SCOPE) at the The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics began developing a new project, aspiring to bring together an esteemed, international and interdisciplinary group to explore the ethical and policy challenges of transnational scientific collaboration raised by variations in national regulations governing embryo research and stem cell science.  While this project was originally planned as a single meeting in Hinxton, UK, the delegates, calling themselves the ‘Hinxton Group’, decided that there were additional challenges they would be able and willing to address, and that this group should not dissolve. Coordinated by a US/UK steering committee, the Hinxton Group is an informal collection of individuals interested in ethical and well-regulated science. The group has now completed a second meeting and future Hinxton Group meetings are being planned.  Detailed information about Hinxton Group meetings is available using links on the left or below.

Transnational Cooperation in Stem Cell Research, February 22-24, 2006

Science, Ethics and Policy Challenges of Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Gametes, April 9-11, 2008

Statement on Policies and Practices Governing Data and Materials Sharing and Intellectual Property in Stem Cell Science, October 31 - November 2, 2010


TCISR Overview
Chatham House Rule
TCISR References
TCISR Funders


PSCDG Overview
Chatham House Rule
PSCDG References
PSCDG funders