Institut de droit de la santé – IDS – Institute of Health Law


The Institute of Health Law (IDS), founded in 1993, is attached to the Faculty of Law of the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). It remains the only university institute in Switzerland that is exclusively active in this domain in Switzerland, the IDS is a recognized center of competency of the University of Neuchâtel.

The main goals of the Institute of Health Law is to develop and make available training programs, research projects and services in the field of health law. The IDS regularly organizes symposium and seminars on topics at the border of law, biomedical sciences and ethics. Its activities are oriented in an interdisciplinary perspective and based on a comparative law approach.

In terms of education, IDS offers a full scope of training programs from a specialized orientation in health law in the LLM program of the Faculty of Law to continuing education programs (CAS/DAS/MAS) in health law and biotechnologies. Since 2009, IDS coordinates an elearning program on research ethics and regulation, including GCP, that is available on a free and open access basis in several languages (English, French, German and Portuguese): TRREE (Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation).