Categoriser now also applicable for IVD research projects

Sep 29, 2023

Reports on the activities of the ethics committees and human research 2022

The statistical report "Human Research in Switzerland 2022" and the summary report "Activities of the Research Ethics Committees 2022" are now available in the "Downloads" section of our website. 

These reports describe biomedical research in Switzerland governed by the Human Research Act for the year 2022. The information comes from BASEC, which is managed by the umbrella organization of research ethics committees (swissethics), and from the individual activity reports of the cantonal research ethics committees (EKOS, EKNZ, KEK-BE, KEK-ZH, CCER, CER-VD and CE-TI).

Apr 28, 2023

Revision of the HRA ordinances - consultation procedure

The FOPH is revising the implementing legislation of the Human Research Act (HRA). It is adapting the ordinances to national and international developments in human research. 
The ordinances submitted for consultation are currently being revised. It is planned that the Federal Council will bring the revised ordinances into force in the 4th quarter of 2024.

Further information can be found on the FOPH website.