Licences issued by the NHMRC Licensing Committee are subject to conditions. The Committee maintains a public database containing particular information in relation to each licence. The database is available on this page.
The Embryo Research Licensing Committee of NHMRC (NHMRC Licensing Committee) is required by section 29 of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 (RIHE Act) to maintain a public database containing the following information in relation to each licence:
- the name of the person to whom the licence was issued;
- a short statement about the uses of excess ART embryos or human eggs, creation or uses of other embryos, that are authorised by the licence;
- any conditions to which the licence is subject;
- the number of excess ART embryos or human eggs, and the number of other embryos authorised to be created in respect of which use is authorised by the licence;
- the date on which the licence was issued; and
- the period throughout which the licence is to remain in force.
Information made public must not be such as to disclose confidential commercial information.
Licences issued by the NHMRC Licensing Committee are subject to conditions. Licences are also subject to the provisions of the RIHE Act and the Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002. The sections below describe Standard and Special Licence conditions.
The Standard Conditions document is available for download on this page. Standard conditions apply to all licences unless a particular Standard Condition is specifically excluded by the Special Conditions for a licence.
Special licence conditions relate to a particular licence and include conditions about the number of excess ART embryos or eggs authorised for use, the number of other embryos authorised to be created or used, the people authorised to create and/or use them and the authorised sites, as well as any other special conditions determined by the NHMRC Licensing Committee.
Current licences issued under s.21 of the Research involving human embryos Act 2002
|Licence No.||Organisation||Licence Title||Date of Issue||Status|
|309702b v38||Genea Limited||Development of Methods for Preimplantation Genetic and Metabolic Evaluation of Human Embryos||16 April 2004||Current to 16 April 2022|
|309703 v43||Genea Limited||Development of Human Embryonic Stem (ES) Cells||16 April 2004||Current to 16 April 2022|
|309710 v34||Genea Limited||Derivation of human embryonic stem cells from embryos identified through preimplantation genetic diagnosis to be affected by known serious monogenic conditions||7 May 2007||Current to 7 May 2022|
|309718 v24||Genea Limited||Use of excess ART embryos and clinically unusable eggs for validation of an IVF device||8 December 2011||Current to 8 December 2021|
|309719 v22||Genea Limited||Use of excess ART embryos for the development of improved IVF culture media||28 March 2012||Current to 28 March 2021|
|309723 v13||Melbourne IVF Pty Ltd||Use of excess ART embryos for blastocyst-stage biopsy training||19 December 2014||Suspended|
|309726 v4||Genea Limited||Use of excess ART embryos for training in an alternate biopsy method (day five hatch and biopsy)||3 June 2019||Current to 2 June 2022|
|Licence No.||Organisation||Licence Title||Date of issue||Status|
|309700 v3||Monash IVF||Use of excess ART embryos for training in embryo biopsy||11 March 2005||Expired|
|309701 v20||Sydney IVF||Improvement in laboratory conditions for embryo culture||16 April 2004||Expired|
|309702A v19||Sydney IVF||Effect of an additive on embryo culture: analysis of growth and epigenetic programming||16 April 2004||Expired|
|309704 v8||Melbourne IVF Pty Ltd||Development of testing procedures for unbalanced chromosome errors in human embryos||16 April 2004||Expired|
|309712v15||Genea Limited||Reproducible production of human embryonic stem cell lines from somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) of nuclei from human cumulus cells into clinically unusable human eggs.||16 September 2008||Expired|
|309713v15||Genea Limited||Reproducible production of human embryonic stem cell lines from somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) of nuclei from adult human fibroblasts into clinically unusable human eggs.||16 September 2008||Expired|
|309714v15||Genea Limited||Reproducible production of human embryonic stem cell lines from somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) of nuclei from previously established human embryonic stem cell lines into clinically unusable human eggs.||16 September 2008||Expired|
|309707v5||Monash University||Derivation of embryonic stem cell lines from the human embryo||21 December 2004||Expired|
|309708v6||IVF Australia Pty Ltd||A collaborative project between IVF Australia and the Diabetes Transplant Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital to derive human embryonic stem cell lines for the treatment of diabetes||5 November 2004||Expired|
|309709v9||Melbourne IVF Pty Ltd||A collaborative project between Melbourne IVF Pty Ltd and Stem Cell Sciences Pty Ltd to derive human embryonic stem cell lines||11 June 2004||Expired|
|309716v5||Fertility Australia Trust trading as Fertility East Assisted Conception Clinic and Monash Institute of Medical Research||Production of human embryonic stem cell lines from parthenogenetic activation of matured human eggs obtained from clinically unusable human eggs||29 June 2011||Expired|
|309720v3||Fertility Australia Trust trading as Fertility East Assisted Conception Clinic and Division of Biological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University||Production of human embryonic stem cell lines from parthenogenetic activation of human eggs obtained from ovaries removed prophylactically from women at risk for developing cancer||15 July 2013||Expired|
|Monash IVF Pty Ltd||Optimising embryo-endometrial interactions to improve pregnancy success during IVF||11 December 2013||Expired|
|309724 v4||IVF Australia Pty Ltd||Use of excess ART embryos for blastocyst-stage biopsy training||21 April 2017||Expired|
|309725 v7||TasIVF Pty Ltd||Use of excess ART embryos for blastocyst-stage embryo biopsy training||1 September 2017||Expired|