ElViS – Electronic Vigilance System

Electronic Vigilance Reporting Portal

Since the start of October 2014, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies have been able to report suspected adverse drug reactions directly via the Internet.

This means that small and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies that do not have their own access to the Swissmedic pharmacovigilance database via the Gateway can now submit their reports to Swissmedic electronically. Similarly, healthcare professionals who have been using report forms to notify the regional pharmacovigilance centres of suspected ADR can now prepare and send their reports online.

ElViS can also be used to send case-related documents such as laboratory or hospital discharge reports. Once their report has been sent, users can save it and the acknowledgement of receipt on their computer’s hard drive for their own records. Data protection and security satisfy the most stringent requirements.

This modern, user-friendly reporting portal makes it easier for healthcare professionals and the industry to fulfil their statutory reporting obligations. Swissmedic hopes that this solution will result in faster submission of better-quality reports, thereby improving drug and patient safety in Switzerland.

Registration for MAHs

1. The MAH registers for ElViS on the Swissmedic website:

2. The Informatics Service Center of Swissmedic (ISCS) creates a contract

3. The MAH signs the contract and delegates a Partner-Administrator

4. ISCS creates the Partner-Administrator Account

Registration for HCPs

The registration for HCPs is described step by step in the document below:

ElViS Hotline

+41 58 462 06 00

Mon-Fri von 07:30 - 17:30




Entering a new report

Submitting follow-up reports

Receiving messages and answering queries