Scientific Center of Excellence for Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine (CERRM) was established by merging two project applications from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM) in the call for proposals for the establishment of the Croatian scientific centers of excellence in 2013. CERRM has been awarded by decision of Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (MSES) and it includes two research units:
- Biomedical research on reproduction and development, coordinated by Professor Davor Ježek, PhD, MD
- Regenerative medicine, coordinated by Professor Slobodan Vukicevic, PhD, MD
Head of CERRM alternates annually, and the position is currently held by Professor Ježek.
The status of the Scientific Center of Excellence is awarded for five years, with the possibility of extension. CERRM is funded from the budget of Republic of Croatia through the MSES, the EU funds through the MSES and other domestic and international funds where CERRM has been applying its scientific proposals.