Charges for stem cell research applications

The FOPH levies charges for processing stem cell research applications.  

The charges levied by the FOPH for processing an application are calculated on the basis of the time required, with hourly rates ranging from CHF 90 to CHF 200, depending on the functional level and expertise required of the personnel concerned. Additional expenses, e.g. for external expert reports, will be invoiced separately to the applicant.

Please note that this framework of charges applies exclusively to the FOPH. The charges levied by the competent ethics committees are entirely independent thereof.

Charges in CHF (VStFG Art. 30)

Licence for the derivation of human embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos: grant, renewal, suspension, revocation 1'000−10'000
Licence for a research project aimed at improving derivation methods, using surplus embryos: grant, renewal, suspension, revocation 1'000−10'000
Licence for the cryopreservation of surplus embryos: grant, renewal, suspension, revocation 500−5'000
Licence for the import or export of human embryonic stem cells: grant, renewal, suspension, revocation 1'000−10'000
Inspection (excluding preparation and report), per day 1'000−20'000
Certificates, reports 200−2'000

Last modification 28.06.2018

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Division of Biomedicine
Human Research Section
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