DIY-BSL1 Manual Ecogen
This is a site which leads you threw the process of official registration of your DIYbio-Lab or DIY Community-Lab in Switzerland threw the Ecogen Client Portal provided by the Swiss Government and to make sure we all follow the Nagoya Protokol - International Convention on Biological Diversity.
What is Ecogen and why YOU need to register
"The Federal Coordination Centre for Biotechnology is a portal for all notifications and licence applications in accordance with the Containment Ordinance (CO) and the Ordinance on Occupational Safety in Biotechnology (OOSB)."
Ecogen is a client portal (www.ecogen.admin.ch) which allows DIYbio-Labs as well as all other companies, schools and universities to register their practice of gene editing and other projects which are under the safety biotechnology regulations according to legal laws. So this will help you to finally get legalized. If you hack the planet always make sure, you know what you do and you inform the officials about it in pre-advance.
The registration is based on an address, a person and a practice.
To register your own DIYbio Lab it is a process similar to register a restaurant kitchen, less complicated then it seems. (keep your protocol, safety first for you and your work employees and stick to your security lists!) The Law is applied throughout Switzerland, but each Province (Kanton) is separately in charge to observe what is happening locally. To write this manual we were working closely with the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN together and further workshops and information days will follow.