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 supports 11 Demonstrator projects with CHF 4.3M

The supported Demonstrator projects will test infrastructure elements and data resources established in the realm of SPHN to demonstrate their added value for the network and to identify the remaining gaps. Read more…

Swiss Cohorts explorable on the Maelstrom metadata catalogue

The SPHN Cohort Consortium contains curated metadata of 10 large Swiss cohorts to be explored in the Maelstrom catalogue (more will follow). Researchers from around the world have access to this open platform, which promotes data reuse and research collaborations. Read more… 

SPHN FQS now open to researchers from Swiss universities 

Data of more than half a million patients of the five Swiss university hospitals are now searchable in the SPHN Federated Query System (FQS), which is now also open for use by researchers as the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich, with other institutions to be added soon. Read more… 

SPHN Quality Control Tools

SPHN releases the first version of the SPHN quality control tools for RDF data… Read more...


SPHN Factsheet 2022

What does SPHN do for researchers?

The new SPHN Factsheet has the answers.


SPHN & PHRT support 4 National Data Streams

The 4 selected National Data Stream projects constitute central pillars of the SPHN health data ecosystem and the PHRT research platforms. They are launched 1 September 2022. Read more…


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

13-16 February 2023, Basel



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