Work involving human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is subject to strict rules. Here you will find information for researchers, ethics committees and medical personnel about the relevant applications and licences.
Scientists intending to conduct research involving human embryonic stem cells or to derive such cells can find the information they need to submit an application here.
Ethics committees can find out about their responsibilities when it comes to reviewing research projects involving human embryonic stem cells.
Physicians at hospitals and clinics where in vitro fertilization procedures are carried out can find out about their responsibilities in terms of informing and obtaining consent from the couples concerned.
Projects involving existing human embryonic stem cell lines
- that are available in Switzerland (cell lines do not need to be imported)
- that are imported from abroad
Projects for the derivation of human embryonic stem cell lines
Projects aimed at improving derivation methods
Last modification 04.09.2018
Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Division of Biomedicine
Human Research Section
Tel. +41 58 463 51 54