SGRM

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Reproduktionsmedizin

QUARTS

QUARTS (Quality for Assisted Reproductive Therapies in Switzerland) is an accreditation program for IVF laboratories of the medical associations SGRM and AGER.
► FACTSHEET ON THE ACCREDITATION STANDARD FOR IVF LABORATORIES

Dear Colleagues,
According to article 4.1.c. of the Swiss Reproductive Medicine Ordinance (FMedV), biological reproductive medicine laboratories must implement a quality management system “based on the ISO standards ISO/IEC 17025:2005 or ISO 15189:2012”.
As the ISO standards cited are not specifically tailored to IVF laboratories and the word ‘based on’ in the legal text also allows for other QM systems, it has been left to the specialist societies in particular to establish specific, effective quality assurance requirements and offer these to the IVF centres on a voluntary Basis............ continue reading
 
PILOT ACCREDITATIONS
Pilot accreditations have taken place in three reproductive medicine laboratories in Switzerland. The audits were conducted under the supervision of external auditor and University Professor Mag. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Ebner and of Dr. med. Tanja Volm and Dr. phil. Martha Käslin from Doc-Cert. Based on feedback from the pilot accreditations, final practice-relevant adjustments were made to the list of requirements to produce the definitive version.
QUARTS STRUCTURE 
PROCEDURE OF ACCREDITATION
REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATIONS - QUARTS v1.2 - 180528 (English)
ANFORDERUNGSKATALOG - QUARTS v1.2 - 180507 (Deutsch)
QUARTS - Meeting of May 3rd, 2018 at the Kursaal in Bern
Information for all ART laboratories in Switzerland
QUARTS Meeting Pictures
ACCREDITATION COMMISSION

The Accreditation Commission is founded by the medical associations SGRM and AGER
Fabien Murisier
President
c/o SGRM
Postfach  754
3076 Worb
E-Mail
INDEPENDENT ACCREDITATION BODY

Swiss reproductive medicine laboratories considering accreditation in accordance with the QUARTS list of requirements are asked to contact Doc Cert AG.

Doc-Cert AG
Dr. Tanja Volm
Besmerstrasse 16
8280 Kreuzlingen (TG)
T. +41 71 244 50 50
E-mail


Stand: 23.04.2018


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