SPHN supports 11 Demonstrator projects with CHF 4.3 M

In 2022, SPHN launched a call for Demonstrator projects. These projects will test the infrastructures, processes, and data resources established in the realm of SPHN to demonstrate their added value for the network and to identify the remaining gaps. From a total of 30 project applications, 11 Demonstrator projects were selected for funding.

Two types of Demonstrator projects are supported: On the one hand, projects that test the practical application of SPHN infrastructure components in medical research and/or expand their use in the network. On the other hand, projects that demonstrate the added value of SPHN-compliant data resources from the university hospitals for personalized health research.

The SPHN International Advisory Board (IAB) selected the supported projects based on the following main criteria: use of SPHN infrastructures, added value for the network and personalized health research, and feasibility.

The following 11 projects will start in 2023. The names listed are the respective principal investigators:

  • SwissPedDW - Swiss Pediatric Data Warehouse, Prof. Christoph Berger (University Children’s Hospital Zurich, KiSpi)
  • Therapy-related myeloid neoplasms after cytotoxic treatment, Dr. Sabine Blum (CHUV)
  • SwissPedHealth – PReparing PERsonalizEd PEdiatRic PRimaRy caRE (PREPP), Prof. Jan Bonhoeffer (University Children’s Hospital Basel, UKBB)
  • INFRA: INFection Radar, Dr. Olga Endrich (Insel)
  • Accelerating detection of neonatal sepsis (ADONIS): a machine learning-based approach, Prof. Eric Giannoni (CHUV)
  • Cohort demonstrator: Full integration of a national cohort into the SPHN infrastructure, Dr. Michael Koller (USB)
  • Using routine health care data to facilitate clinical cohort studies (SPHN-SPAC), Prof. Claudia Kuehni (UniBE)
  • Smart SNOMED Search for SPHN (S4), Prof. Christian Lovis (HUG/UniGE)
  • RDeID: Risk-based de-identification platform for health-related data, Dr. Jean Louis Raisaro (CHUV)
  • EVIGAITCP, Dr. Morgan Sangeux (University Children’s Hospital Basel, UKBB)
  • Swiss Network of Wearables (SNOW), Solange Zoergiebel (CHUV)

A total of CHF 4.3 million will be allocated to the Demonstrator projects. Each project will be supported with up to CHF 500'000 and has a maximum duration of 18 months. SPHN funding requires matching contributions by the participating institutions.

More information about the Demonstrator projects can be found here.

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