swissethics publishes recommendations on research adapted to gender
Gender equity in research is
an important issue: there are significant differences between men and women in
many clinical drug trials, as well as in non-clinical trials with persons or in
research projects of further use of health-related personal data and biological
The published recommendations address essential steps towards equitable research between the sexes, with ethics commissions playing an important role in the evaluation of the applications.
Guidance document on the use of food stuffs and food supplements in research
swissethics has published a short guidance document regarding the use of food stuffs and food supplements in research. These products could be classified as investigational medicinal products (IMP) according to ClinO, in which case they would have to be made according to GMP and be submitted to the ethics committee and Swissmedic.Read more
Information on the coronavirus: new and updated document “Joint guidance document on the management of clinical trials with medicinal drug products in Switzerland during the COVID-19 pandemic”
Due to the current situation, changes were introduced in the document “Joint guidance of swissethics - Swissmedic on the conduct of clinical trials during COVID-19 pandemic”. Details related to the changes are outlined in the guidance paper.
swissethics and SwissPedNet publish a guidance document on: inclusion of adolescents of childbearing potential in clinical trials with possible exposure to teratogenic medication
When including adolescents/adolescents in a clinical trial, there are many ethical questions and complex implications such as the possibility of pregnancy in minors and the contraceptive measures to be used depending on their physical and psychological development.Read more
swissethics publishes four updated templates of the patient information and consent forms for research participants in the context of research with persons
swissethics publishes four updated templates of the patient information and consent forms for research participants in the context of research with persons: The patient information and consent forms for clinical trials and non-clinical trials are made available to the participants themselves or - if they are lacking capacity - to their legal representatives (or relatives).Read more