List of ethics committees in Switzerland (ECs)

The list on the right and the table below provide links to the webpages of all cantonal/regional ethics committees in Switzerland.

Reorganisation of ethics committees as of 1 January 2014

Please note that some ethics committees were reorganised or merged after the the new legislation on research involving humans entered into force on 1 January 2014. Details will be published here on swissethics.ch in 2014.

Please check the table below or the list by canton on the right to determine which committee is competent for the evaluation of your research project.

You can find more information about the application process on the individual webpage of the competent ethics committee or on kofam.ch (Coordination Office for Research Involving Humans).

Committee competent for canton(s)
Ethics Committee northwest/central Switzerland EKNZ AG, BL, BS, JU, LU, NW, OW, SO, SZ, UR, ZG
Ethics Committee Bern BE, FR (in German), VS (in German)
Ethics Committee Geneva GE
Ethikkommission Ostschweiz EKOS AI, AR, SG, TG
Ethics Committee Ticino TI
Ethics Committee Vaud FR (in French), NE, VD, VS (in French)
Ethics Committee Zurich GL,GR, SH, ZH, Principality of Liechtenstein