In vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices - Clinical performance studies: Expected changes in the legal requirements and BASEC

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RoPS (Registry of ongoing Projects in Switzerland)


RoPS (Registry of ongoing Projects in Switzerland) is the new registry of all research projects approved by the ethics committees and ongoing in Switzerland, for the general public.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), also relevant for Switzerland


On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will enter into force in the EU, which will also require immediate action in Switzerland for further, smooth international data traffic. In Switzerland, the Federal Act on the Data Protection (FADP, SR 235.1) is currently under revision. Various cantons will also adapt their data protection legislation.

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Amendment to Annex I of the Clinical Trials Ordinance (ClinO) as of 1 May 2017


The ICH-GCP Guideline of 10 June 1996 was amended by the International Harmonization Conference on 9 November 2016.

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Silent Approval


The following changes and documents are acknowledged by the Swiss cantonal ethics committees by means of a „Silent Approval“:

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The EC St. Gallen merges with the EC Thurgau


On June 1st 2016 the ethics committee of the Canton St. Gallen merges with the ethics committee of the Canton Thurgau. The new created Ethics Committee East Switzerland (EKOS) is so responsible for the cantons SG, TG, AR and AI. The EKOS has its office in the city of St. Gallen.