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Links to Websites of
Swiss ECs


BASEC – Submission of Research Projects to Swiss Ethical Committees

(BASEC = Business Administration System for Ethics Committees)

Please read carefully:

  • This site is intended to optimize the submission process by guiding you in the description of your project throughout several preformatted screens;
  • Each screen contains Help to assist you;
  • Your project is saved automatically and you may return to and work on it again before submitting; Draft projects that were never submitted will be deleted after 6 months of inactivity.
    Please backup and archive your projects on your own IT infrastructure. BASEC is not designed and not intended to be an electronic filing system (archive) for your projects.
  • Reread your project carefully before submitting it. Keep in mind that once your project is submitted, the evaluation begins.
  • Once you have submitted a new project you will receive an email with a unique BASEC ID number for your project. This will confirm you that your project has been received by the ethics committee and the evaluation has started. You will receive a second email within 7 days of submission, once the formal check is completed.
  • If you need to send an urgent update and your project is currently locked, please contact the Ethics Committee by email, phone or through the support form in the web-portal. (see also this FAQ-entry)




December, 2016

  • As of December 2016 it's no more necessary to send a signed printout/pdf of your submission to the EC.

August, 2016

  • New FAQ-article: in case of file upload problems, please try the solution outlined in this article.

July, 2016

  • Silent Approval: Updated list (item 4 in this list, DEFRIT).
  • Synopsis: for some projects the upload of a separate synopsis is no more required. Details are on Screen 6, document category 2.

June, 2016

  • Silent Approval: Some changes and documents are acknowledged by the Swiss cantonal ethics committees by means of a „Silent Approval“. Details are on this page (DEFRIT).
  • New FAQ-article about the submission of documents/updates for multicentric projects initially submitted before the introduction of this web-portal.


Technical requirements:

  • Browser: Internet Explorer Version 9 or higher (version 10 or newer works best), Firefox version 31 or higher, Safari or Google Chrome


  • For questions regarding your proposals, write or call the Ethics Committees: links are on the left of this page or on
  • If you have technical problems with the submission procedure, please use the support request form. The link to this form is on the left side of the screen.
  • If you have problems with registering or with logging into your account, please write to this email-address (for other problems, please use the Support Request Form in your account).