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.


ICPerMed "Best Practice in Personalised Medicine" Recognition 2021 – open for applications

The ICPerMed Recognition 2021 aims to honour, encourage, promote and disseminate outstanding evidence-based applications in the field of personalised medicine. Submission deadline is on 28 January 2022. Read more...

SPHN developed Guidelines for the creation of a Data Management Plan

A solid data management plan (DMP) over the entire project life cycle is essential for the development of FAIR research data. For researchers working with sensitive health-related data, the SPHN has developed guidelines on how to create a DMP. 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…

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..


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…


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


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