Association of Swiss Ethics Committees on research involving humans (swissethics)

The Swiss Ethics Committees on research involving humans have formed a joint working group (swissethics). Swissethics is organised as an association (bylaws, in German). Its members are all the recognised regional/cantonal ethics committees of Switzerland.

Swissethics is mandated by the Coordination office for research involving humans (KOFAM) and the Conference of cantonal ministers of public health (GDK) for:

  • the coordination and standardisation of working processes
  • education and training of the members of the ethics committees

Executive board

  • Dr. Susanne Driessen of the Ethikkommission Ostschweiz EKOS (chair)
  • Dr. iur. Jürg Müller of the EKNZ (vice president)
  • Prof. Dr. B. Hirschel of the EC Geneva
  • Dr. med. Patrick Francioli of the EC Vaud
  • Prof. Peter Meier-Abt of the EC Zurich
  • Prof. André Perruchoud of the EKNZ
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Seiler of the EC Bern
  • Dr. Giovan Maria Zanini of the EC Ticino
  • Dr. Dorothy Pfiffner of the EC Bern
  • Dr. Pietro Gervasoni, swissethics
  • Dr. Peter Kleist of the EC Zurich

Committee's office: see contacts on the home page.