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.

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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The 2018 annual report of the Coordination Office for Human Research (kofam) is now available to download

The report describes kofam’s activities from the past year and picks out some of the highlights. It also provides an outline of ongoing and future activities.

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