Swiss government proposes changes to ethics committee system
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Swiss government is seeking views on how ethics committees should be managed in future. Two options are being put forward by the Swiss federal office for public health - for the ethics committees to be run on a cantonal level as at present, or for the ethics committees to be managed federally under a single ethics commission. The proposals are contained in a project for a new federal law regulating biomedical research in humans in Switzerland.