Usage Information – Teachers

Usage Information for Teachers

Teacher advisory about using downloaded stem cell materials

It is important to understand how you can and cannot use downloaded material from this website. Please review the following information carefully.


This website contains materials you can download and use (that is, incorporate in whole or in part into lessons and other teaching materials you prepare). CIRM-developed materials, including introductory and supplementary PowerPoint presentations and classroom teaching units, can be used without citing CIRM as the source. This is because CIRM-developed educational materials are not copyrighted, and we encourage you to use them freely in your classrooms and to share them with others in the educational community. Attributing the material to (or citing) CIRM is good practice, but is not required.

Other materials you can download from this website include CIRM-reviewed PowerPoint presentations, research articles, figures, images, and graphs created/submitted by others. All of these materials contain references to the original sources. When you incorporate any of these materials, in whole or in part, into your teaching materials, you must provide a reference (or “attribution”) to the source of the material, which may or may not be copyrighted. Where the material is copyrighted, it is generally not necessary to obtain permission from the copyright owner to use the material for educational purposes under “fair use” practices.


You can incorporate ideas and quotations or paraphrase text from any document or file you download from the CIRM website into your classroom lessons. If you use these materials for any purpose other than as part of your classroom lessons (for example, within an article you write) you must provide a reference. Failure to do so would constitute plagiarism.