Federal Committees

The ECNH works together with a number of other federal committees in various areas:

Federal Administration

Responsibility for legislation and enforcement in the field of biotechnology and gene technology is divided among a number of different federal agencies, each of which is concerned with specific protection goals (environment, human health, Swiss agriculture, animal welfare). The ECNH is involved as an advisory body in legislative and authorization procedures.

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Last edition: 25.02.2021


Secretariat ECNH
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 83 83

Postal address

Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology ECNH
c/o Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
CH-3003 Bern


Papiermühlestrasse 172
CH-3003 Bern

Timetable for public transport
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