Researchers must use the animex-ch web application to record their licence applications, reports and announcements on animal experimentation. 

The web application animex-ch has been online with all functionalities since May 17, 2021 and was officially handed over to the company organization.

All information on the application is available in several languages. The language can be selected at the top right. Accordingly, explanatory texts and relevant documents are available in German, French, English and to some extent in Italian.

At the bottom of this page, under the “Details” tab, you will find notes about current bugs and the corresponding workarounds. A link to the Ordinance on the electronic information system for managing animal experiments is given under the “Legislation” tab.

Contact for support

The support section of the application (animex-ch > User Support) contains frequently asked questions (FAQs), user manuals, tutorials and videos.

The primary contact person for problems concerning animex-ch is the superuser in the institutes and then the cantonal veterinary service responsible for the institute.
Please send problems that neither the institute’s superuser nor the cantonal veterinary service could solve to the animex-ch helpdesk, with complete print screens.

The Helpdesk animex-ch provides technical support.


  • Access problems
  • Error messages within the application 

Thematic questions should be sent to the cantonal veterinary service.


  • Approval procedures such as the status of an application or the content of licences and reports
  • Training and further education with regard to animal experiments
  • Personnel management and role allocation in e-TV 

System access, roles and duplicate analyses

In order for you to gain access to animex-ch, the person responsible for you must register your details under “Person” in the application and request access. Resource Managers (RM) and Heads of Animal Facilities (HAF) must first sign an agreement. Study Directors (SD), Involved Persons (IP) and Animal Welfare Officers (AWOI/AWOF) must sign a confidentiality declaration. To gain system access, please contact the person who is responsible for you: the canton assigns RM, HAF (Head of Animal Facility) and AWO roles. The RM or, depending on the specific parameters of the institute, the AWOs assign SD and IP roles.

Only enter persons once in animex-ch: please avoid duplicate entries of the same data set. Duplicate entries generate duplicate analyses, which the system automatically forwards as a task to the responsible cantonal veterinary service. The profile is inactive until the duplicate analysis is resolved, but it remains accessible to the Institute.

For reasons of data consistency and IT security, personal access and roles should be kept up to date. Resource Managers and AWOs are responsible for this task.

Important notes for making use of animex-ch



animex-ch is a web application: therefore, two people should not edit the same object at the same time, as changes may not be saved. Saving entered data at regular intervals is recommended, even though this is done automatically to some extent.


animex-ch is compatible with Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

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Last modification 14.07.2023

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Contact information

Telephone support:

+41 58 469 88 80

  • monday: 10:30 – 13:00
  • tuesday: 09:00 – 12:00
  • wednesday: 09:00 – 12:00
  • thursday: 14:00 – 16:30
  • friday: 09:00 – 12:00