Research on humansLegal provisions on research on humans can be found on several federal acts, the most important being:
The federal act on Genetic Engineering has entered into force on January 2004. The new act has influence on various existing regulations and ordinances which are today valid for the handling with GMO.
Federal act on Genetic Engineering
Ordinance on changes due to the federal act
Federal law on agriculture and ordinances on seeds, phytosanitary products, animal feed, etc.
General laws on work, accident insurance, ordinance on occupational safety in biotechnology, etc.
Federal law on the protection of the environment, ordinances on the release and contained use of organisms, impact on the environment, major accidents and illnesses, etc.
Federal law on food, ordinance concerning the authorisation procedure relating to food containing GMOs, etc.
Federal laws on epidemics, epizootic diseases, animal protection and patents.