Experimental releases

Experimental releases of genetically modified, pathogenic or alien organisms require authorisation. Applications to release organisms are submitted to the SECB for its consideration of possible risks to humans and the environment.

The Release Ordinance forms the legal basis for the evaluation of experimental releases. This Ordinance regulates the requirements for handling genetically modified, pathogenic or alien organisms in the environment. The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) sends the applications to the SECB for its Statement. The SECB Statements are published only after the regulatory authority has made its decision.

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Last edition: 27.09.2018

Contact

Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety (SECB)
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 03 55
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 23 12
Fax: +41 (0)58 464 79 78
info(at)efbs.admin.ch

Postal address

Postal address
Executive Office SECB
c/o Federal Office for the Environment
CH-3003 Bern

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Worblentalstrasse 68
3063 Ittigen

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