The following bodies can be involved in the assessment of clinical gene therapy research.

  • The Central Committee on Research involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
  • The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS/CBG)
  • The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenW) and the Office for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO¬†Office), which is responsible for processing permit requests, with additional advice in such processing provided by the Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM)

The following pages provide a short description of the individual bodies involved, their statutory basis and the aspects of research that they assess or advise upon. Since different regulations also contain different definitions of the parties involved in the research, more detailed information is also provided with regard to these differences. Should you require further information, contact addresses are included for each body, as well as references to their websites.