Swiss Biosafety Network (SBNet)

Who We Are

The Swiss Biosafety Network SBNet is an independent, national organisation open to all biosafety and biosecurity professionals including engineering and maintenance staff.


SBNet aims to maintain a high level of biosafety and biosecurity by sustaining and supporting implementation of applicable and practical solutions.


SBNet will achieve this by:

  • Exchanging first-hand information on the practical aspects of biosafety and biosecurity;
  • Representing the members’ interests in biosafety and biosecurity;
  • Acting as an interface between the authorities and institutions that have to implement biosafety and biosecurity measures;
  • Counseling the national authorities and organizations in all practical aspects of biosafety and biosecurity;
  • Fostering relations with national and international organisations.


SBNet will facilitate this by:

  • Building an active biosafety network;
  • Organising annual applied biosafety meetings;
  • Providing a professional platform for engineering and maintenance staff;
  • Drawing up and compiling position papers for the government;
  • Promoting discussions on emerging biosafety and biosecurity topics;
  • Initiating new and/or alternative solutions for applied biosafety.

SBNet Council Presents Itself

As defined in our bylaws, council represents the SBNet and its members and fulfils its roles given by the bylaws and the general meeting. In addition, council fosters contacts with other national and international organisations.

Work of council is performed by five committees as outlined below:


  • Leads SBNet and SBNet council
  • Overviews and coordinates committees
  • Fosters national and international contacts

Terms of Reference


Administration (Secretary General)

  • Back office
  • Meeting reports
  • Responsible for the SBNet website and communication via the website (webmaster)
  • Member administration


Finances (Treasurer)

  • Responsible for all financial aspects (income, budget, etc.)
  • Financial reporting
  • Coordinating with financial auditors


Science & Training Group

  • Training
  • News & trends
  • Position papers
  • Research projects
  • Professional expertise
  • Program annual meeting

Terms of Reference

Email Training

Email Conference Program

Conference Organisation Group

  • Organisation of the Annual Applied Biosafety Meeting
  • Organisation of Workshops
  • Contact with and support of local organising committee
  • Sponsor contact

Terms of Reference



SBNet Bylaws

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