Review of University of Connecticut-Related Companies by the Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committe, Policy on

Title: Review of University of Connecticut-Related Companies by the Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO) Committe, Policy on
Policy Owner: Vice President for Research
Applies to: Other
Campus Applicability:
Effective Date: February 16, 2011
For More Information, Contact Vice President for Research
Contact Information: (860) 486-4164
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This policy is intended to define the role of the Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (SCRO) in providing review and oversight of stem cell research performed by private companies affiliated with the University of Connecticut through its Technology Incubator Program (TIP) and/or the UConn Research & Development Corporation in collaboration with University of Connecticut faculty members. SCRO review shall be restricted to research projects conducted at UConn facilities.

The companies requesting review by SCRO shall be required to comply with SCRO policies for review and oversight and shall agree to follow all policies established by the TIP including:

  • Provisions for compliance with all University, State and Federal rules and regulations including those from Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and, where appropriate, rules related to animal care, use of human subjects, embryonic and adult stem cells, other biomaterials, etc.
  • The rules for indemnification established by the UConn Research & Development Corporation as stated below:


  1. Indemnity.  _<company name>_ shall and shall cause any Sublicenseeto indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the state of Connecticut, the University of Connecticut, the University of Connecticut Health Center and its/their trustees, directors, officers, faculty, students, employees, and agents and their respective successors, heirs and assigns (the “Indemnitees”), against any liability, damage, loss, or expense (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses) incurred by or imposed upon any of the Indemnitees in connection with any claims, suits, actions, demands or judgments arising out of any theory of liability (including without limitation actions in the form of tort, warranty, or strict liability and regardless of whether such action has any factual basis) concerning any product, process, or service that is made, used, sold, imported, or performed pursuant to any right or license granted under this Agreement.
  2. Procedures.  The Indemnitees agree to provide _<company name>_ and any Sublicensee with prompt written notice of any claim, suit, action, demand, or judgment for which indemnification is sought under this Agreement.  Any Sublicensee shall agree, at its own expense, to provide attorneys reasonably acceptable to UCONN to defend against any such claim.  The Indemnitees shall cooperate fully with _<company name>_ and any Sublicensee in such defense and will permit _<companyname>_ and any Sublicensee to conduct and control such defense and the disposition of such claim, suit, or action (including all decisions relative to litigation, appeal, and settlement); provided, however, that any Indemnitee shall have the right to retain its own counsel, at its own expense, if representation of such Indemnitee by the counsel retained by _<company name>_ and any Sublicensee would be inappropriate because of actual or potential differences in the interests of such Indemnitee and any other party represented by such counsel. _<company name>_ and any Sublicensee agrees to keep UCONN informed of the progress in the defense and disposition of such claim and to consult with UCONN with regard to any proposed settlement.