Welcome to the CReM
Mission & Vision
Advancing science to heal the world.
In a nutshell, Open Source Biology refers to the sharing of reagents, ideas, databases and expertise without boundaries or exclusivity. This philosophy is at the center of our mission of ‘advancing science to heal the world’. All CReM research initiatives are thus pursued with our overarching mission in mind. In keeping with this purpose, we embrace an Open Source approach to scientific research, endorsing the free sharing of our published reagents without delays or constricting material transfer agreements (MTA).
The CReM’s Open Source Biology Approach: Guiding Principles
Reagents, tools, vectors, cell lines, and protocols generated by the CReM and requested by academic researchers or not-for-profit organizations will be shared by the CReM as quickly as possible.
When entering collaborations or sharing reagents, tools, vectors, or cell lines with industry partners, we will consider entering into MTA or other legal intellectual property agreements as we understand that the differing needs of industry partners requires them to have legal IP protection in place before proceeding with collaborations.
All human and animal research will only be conducted with institutional regulatory approval, such as IACUC and IRB oversight.
Published protocols, vector sequences, and bioinformatics databases (e.g. microarray files), will be either posted on our website for free download, posted on the national Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) for free download, or shared free of charge by email request with academic and not for profit researchers.
Darrell Kotton, MD
Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)
Gustavo Mostoslavsky, MD PhD
Gabrielle Cockerham, MPH candidate
Meenakshi Lakshminarayanan, MBA
Marianne James, PhD
Pushpinder Bawa, PhD