Human research

Key points in a nutshell

A brief summary of the key points on human research in Switzerland


Applications & procedure

Requirement to obtain authorisation, categorisation and submission of applications

All information on the requirement to obtain authorisation, categorisation and submission of applications is available here:


SNCTP Portal

Search for studies

Search for registered clinical trials in Switzerland.

Categoriser

Online wizard for categorising human research projects

The categoriser provides help in assigning and categorising your research project according to the provisions of the Human Research Act – good preparation for the submission of your application!

Case studies

A selection of real human research projects

The case study module provides a selection of real human research projects, each with a brief summary. The projects can be filtered according to various criteria.

Evaluation of the Human Research Act

The Federal Office of Public Health ordered an analysis of the effectiveness of the Human Research Act (HRA). The results of the evaluation form the basis for several proposals for improvement.

On 6 December 2019, the Federal Council acknowledged the results of the evaluation and decided to undertake a partial revision of the HRA’s ordinance legislation.

You’ll find more information on the FOPH website:

www.bag.admin.ch/evaluation-hra

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2018 summary report and statistical report

The Coordination Office for Human Research (kofam) has the legal mandate to provide the public with information about the work of the ethics committees. To this end, every year it produces a summary of the annual reports of the individual committees. Parallel to this, this year it is also publishing a statistical report in line with the legal requirement to produce a statistical overview of the research projects that have been approved.

The 2018 summary report and statistical report can be found here and in the Downloads section:

Summary of the individual 2018 activity reports of the ethics committees

2018 statistical report on human research in Switzerland

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