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.


Opportunity to shape the future of the SPHN-DCC

SIB is recruiting a new Group Leader for the Personalized Health Informatics Group, the team behind the SPHN Data Coordination Center. If you would like to join Thomas Geiger and the team to help shape the future of the SPHN-DCC, please find the job description and application portal on the SIB Careers page. More information…

Change and continuity in the DCC leadership

Katrin Crameri, Director of the DCC and Group Leader of SIB’s Personalized Health Informatics Group will be handing the reins of the DCC to Thomas Geiger, starting from 1st June on an ad interim basis. Katrin will take over the co-lead for DigiSanté and the Digital Transformation Division of FOPH. More information…

“Data for Health” symposium: Registration now open!

SPHN and PHRT are pleased to invite you to the upcoming symposium “Data for Health: Joining Forces for a Swiss Health Research Data Ecosystem” on 31 October 2024 at the Kursaal, Bern. Registration is now open. More information…


Nominations open for the National ORD Prize

The Academies of Sciences Switzerland have opened the nominations for the National Prize for Open Research Data (ORD prize). For the first time, the jury defined a new focus area on “Collaborative and/or interdisciplinary reuse of research data”. Applications are open until 31 July 2024. More information…

Swiss Personalized Health Network: Short Report 2023 

In 2023, the NSB published its report on the continuation of the SPHN infrastructures from 2025 onwards. How to successfully operationalize the future SPHN-DCC has been a key focus over the past year. Read more about SPHN’s achievements in 2023 in our latest SPHN Short Report. More information...

A solid foundation for AI through SPHN semantic interoperability efforts

Integrating AI into healthcare and research holds immense promise for the future. SPHN's semantic interoperability strategy sets clear definitions and utilizes open standards, facilitating the efficient provision of clinical data for AI-based applications in medical research and care. More information...

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