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.

See the Governance Structure.

Read the SPHN Fact-Sheet.



Health Genomics within SPHN - Poster from 8th GA4GH Plenary Meeting

SPHN presented a poster on the FAIRification of Genomic Date in Switzerland at the 8th GA4GH Plenary Meeting, held virtually on the 29th and 30th of September 2020. Read More...

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Goodbye Adrien Lawrence and welcome Myriam Tapernoux!

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) was launched in 2016 with the aim of facilitating the use and exchange of health data for research. In his role as inaugural Managing Director of SPHN, Adrien Lawrence competently and efficiently set up the Management Office, shaping the initiative’s governance structures and operational framework. Read More...

SPHN Short Report 2019

The 2019 yearly report to the SPHN National Steering Board is now available for viewing or download. This report covers the main activities and achievements of 2019.



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

29-30 September 2020, online

GA4GH 8th Plenary Meeting

2 October 2020, Geneva - Postponed to 4 June 2021

Swiss Genomics Forum 2020

25-26 February 2021, Paris - Postponed from 15-16 October 2020

2nd ICPerMed Conference ‘Personalized Medicine – From Vision to Practice’

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