The Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) was established in 2009 and in 2014 the Centre achieved foundation status.

SCAHT is funded by the Swiss Confederation and supported by the Universities of Basel, Geneva and Lausanne.

The Centre works closely with these universities and in addition has collaborations with Swiss higher education and research institutions, the Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology (Ecotox Centre), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic),  the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

The Director’s Office and the Regulatory Toxicology Group of SCAHT are located at the University of Basel.

The SCAHT Foundation bodies are: