Biological experiments

Biological experiments - Swiss rules, tips and contacts

This guide is primarily aimed at people who carry out biological experiments in school or home laboratories. It provides an overview of the relevant legal requirements and their implementation (in German, translation in progress).

At a glance


Nagoya Ordinance

Explanations of the use of genetic resources as well as FAQs and notification forms.

GMO monitoring

Nationwide monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the environment.

Experimental releases of GMOs

Completed and ongoing experimental releases of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Notification procedure for a contained use

Notifications and authorisation applications for activities with pathogens, genetically modified or alien organisms under the Containment Ordinance (ContainO).

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To the Federal Administration News Portal

https://www.bafu.admin.ch/content/bafu/en/home/topics/biotechnology.html/