Processing periods for stem cell research applications

The processing periods for applications in the field of stem cell research are regulated by law.

How long does it take for an application to be reviewed?

Periods required for processing when the application/notification documentation is complete
Research project Responsibility Period
Import of human embryonic stem cells Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) No period specified; generally 14 days
Export of human embryonic stem cells FOPH No period specified; generally 14 days
Cryopreservation of surplus embryos FOPH No period specified; generally 14 days
Project for the derivation of human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos FOPH 60 days
Research project aimed at improving derivation methods, using surplus embryos FOPH 60 days
Research project involving human embryonic stem cells
Competent ethics committee

FOPH

30 days

 

15 days

Last modification 28.06.2018

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Division of Biomedicine
Human Research Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
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