Position papers and guidelines from swissethics

Guidance document: How to write comprehensibible patient information and consent forms for research

The comprehensibility of the patient information and consent forms is a prerequisite for good, fair and correct information concerning participation in clinical trials and research projects. The example-based guideline succinctly lists the essential aspects needed for a comprehensible information document: the information must be provided in a step-by-step, coherent and descriptive manner using simple words and layman-comprehensible sentences, as well as appropriate visualizations.

Deutsch
1.0
updated: 29.11.2021
Français
1.0
updated: 29.11.2021
Guiding principles for registries in human research
Deutsch
1.0
updated: 14.02.2019
Français
1.0
updated: 14.02.2019
Incidental findings

Guideline for handling incidental findings in medical research

Deutsch
1.1
updated: 26.02.2019
Français
1.1
updated: 26.02.2019
Italiano
1.1
updated: 26.02.2019
Monetary contributions to patients participating in research projects

An ethically justified guide

Deutsch
1.0
updated: 09.03.2016
Français
1.0
updated: 09.03.2016
Experimental therapy versus research projects under obligation of submission to an EC

swissethics guideline: Experimental therapy versus research projects under obligation of submission to an EC

Deutsch
1.1
updated: 25.04.2016
Français
1.1
updated: 25.04.2016
Research projects in neuroscience

Guideline of swissethics for projects in neuroscience

Deutsch
1.5
updated: 29.03.2019
Français
1.5
updated: 29.03.2016
Technical Assistance Systems

swissethics guideline: Technical Assistance Systems 

Deutsch
2.1
updated: 28.10.2021
Français
2.1
updated: 28.10.2021
Decentralised clinical trials (DCTs) with medicinal products in Switzerland
English
1.1
updated: 01.11.2021
Standardisation of working processes of ECs

Position paper of swissethics on the standardisation of working processes of ECs

Deutsch
n/a
updated: 17.10.2013
Time for consideration

Guideline of swissethics for the time for consideration between information and consent

Deutsch
1.0
updated: 10.11.2017
Français
1.0
updated: 10.11.2017
Research on healthy children and adolescents

Guideline of swissethics about research on healthy children and adolescents

Deutsch/Français
n/a
updated: 01.01.2017
Guidance document: inclusion of adolescents of childbearing potential in clinical trials with possible exposure to teratogenic medication
English
March 2020
updated: 30.09.2020
Conception and application of an electronic informed consent (eIC)

Guideline of swissethics on the conception and application of an electronic informed consent (eIC) in clinical trials, according to ClinO

English
1.1
updated: 23.08.2019
Guideline on the retention period of biological material and personal data of further use projects without consent

Guideline on the retention period of biological material and personal data of further use projects without the informed consent of the persons concerned (according to Art. 34 HRA) 

Deutsch
1.0
updated: 10.12.2017
Français
1.0
updated: 10.12.2017
Italiano
1.0
updated: 10.12.2017
Pregnancy and magnetic resonance examinations in scientific studies

Advice by Prof.Dr.med.et Dr.sc.nat.ETH C.Boesch and PD Dr.med.A.Kuhn

Deutsch
n/a
updated: 06.09.2011
Ethical Framework for Responsible Data Processing in Personalized Health Research

Developed by the Swiss Personalised Health Network and endorsed by the Swiss Biobanking Platform and the ETH Domain Strategic Focus Area on Personalised Health and Related Technologies

English
2.0
updated: 07.05.2018
Quality assurance, or research project subject to approval?

swissethics guideline to assist in the distinction between quality assurance projects (quality assurance and quality control studies) and research projects requiring approval

Deutsch
1.0
updated: 04.02.2020
Français
1.0
updated: 04.02.2020
Italiano
1.0
updated: 04.02.2020
English
1.0
updated: 04.02.2020
Guidance document for the researchers for the conduct of basic research projects
English
2.0
updated: 01.06.2021
Guidance document on the use of food stuffs and food supplements in research

Guidance document of swissethics on the use of food stuffs and food supplements in research

English
1.0
updated: 07.12.2020
Recommendations on research adapted to gender
Deutsch
1.0
updated: 16.12.2020
Français
1.0
updated: 16.12.2020