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.


The Swiss Federal Council want to enable research to make better use of health data

Infrastructures built and insights gained by SPHN are central components in the implementation proposal for a national system for the reuse and linkage of health data. Read more (in French/German)

 2nd Joint Personalized Health Day

Save the Date for the 2nd Joint Personalized Health Day on Wednesday, 24 August 2022 in Bern co-organized by SPHN and PHRT. More information on the program, location, and registration will follow soon. Read more...

Save the Date: Call for Demonstrator projects

SPHN will launch a new Call for Demonstrator projects end of May 2022. These projects aim to demonstrate the utility and fit-for-purpose of SPHN data resources and infrastructure and  identify the remaining gaps. Read more...

Join the SPHN Cohort Consortium

After the successful onboarding of 10 cohort studies, SPHN calls for more Swiss cohort study metadata on the international Maelstrom catalogue. Read more...


SPHN Short Report 2021

2021 marked the start of the second funding phase of SPHN (2021-2024) and was thus rich with respect to launching new activities and concluding tasks from Phase I. Get an overview and read more about SPHN’s achievements during the past year in our SPHN Short Report 2021. Read more…


Guidance for ethical health data sharing in public-private partnerships

To support SPHN projects that aim to establish public-private partnerships (PPPs), the SPHN Ethical, Legal and Social Implications advisory group (ELSIag) recently developed a guidance document. Read more…


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

7 & 8 June 2022, ETH Zurich

Personalized Health Technologies 2022

24 August 2022, Bern

2nd Joint Personalized Health Day

5-6 October 2022, Paris, France

Save-the-date: 3rd ICPerMed conference


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