Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN)
Infrastructure building to enable nationwide use and exchange of health data for research

An initiative of the Swiss Government

The Swiss Personalized Health Network is a national initiative under the leadership of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). In collaboration with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics it contributes to the development, implementation and validation of coordinated data infrastructures in order to make health-relevant data interoperable and shareable for research in Switzerland. 

SPHN has adopted a federative approach by building upon – and supporting – existing data sources and infrastructures across the country. To make health data interoperable and accessible for research, SPHN rallies all decision-makers from key clinical, research-, research support institutions and patient organizations around the same table.


SPHN renews the collaboration agreements until 2024

In order to build upon the achievements of the first funding period, SPHN and the university hospitals have renewed the collaboration agreements until 2024. Read more…

Querying clinical data: Scaling to a national network

Thanks to the SPHN Federated Query System, feasibility queries across all five university hospitals are possible for the first time. Read more…

New Hospital IT Strategy Alignment Group (HIT-STAG)

For SPHN phase II (2021-2024) the National Steering Board mandated a group of university hospital representatives to align on a national Hospital IT Strategy for SPHN. Read more..

The SPHN Network on Maelstrom is growing!

SPHN gladly announces the addition of five new cohorts to the SPHN Network on the international metadata catalogue Maelstrom. Read More...


DCC Terminology Service

SPHN gladly announces the release of the DCC Terminology Service - an essential component of the SPHN FAIR data ecosystem. Read more...

The SPHN Ecosystem Towards FAIR Data

SPHN announces the comprehensive release of the SPHN FAIR Data Ecosystem, summarized in our recent preprint. Read more...


Key events and training in the realm of the Swiss Personalized Health Network:


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