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.

Implementation of the regulations in the European Union

The FOPH is actively monitoring developments in the European Union regarding the EU regulations on medical devices. Starting in August 2019, the FOPH will publish regular updates on the implementation of the regulations in the EU and its member states. The reports will appear in English an can be found on the following webpage:

New regulations for clinical trials of medical devices

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Quality and transparency in clinical research

The findings of the federal government research project commissioned by the FOPH are now available. The study examined what impact international guidelines and the Human Research Act HRA have had on study protocols of clinical trials before and after the entry into force of the HRA.

The final report on the federal government research project and further information can be found via the following link:

Quality and transparency in clinical research

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