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.



SPHN Fact-Sheet 2020 out now

The 2020 SPHN Fact-Sheet is now available for viewing or download. The Fact-Sheet provides a glance at the current status of SPHN, some of the key achievements as well as taking a look at the challenges that still remain to be tackled.


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...


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

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

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

4 June 2021, Geneva - postponed from 2 October 2020

Swiss Genomics Forum 2020

29 November 2021, Zürich - Postponed from 19 October 2020

2020 DQBM Founding Symposium: Frontiers in Biomedical Research

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