On 1 March 2019, Katrin Crameri took over the leadership of the Personalized Health Informatics (PHI) Group responsible for the Data Coordination Center of SPHN. In an interview, they share their vision of the PHI group’s mandate and their common longstanding passion to make data-driven medicine a reality in Switzerland. Read the Interview…
We are pleased to announce two new team members who will fill key roles, bringing additional knowhow and experience to our team.
Katrin Crameri has joined as the new Director Personalized Health Informatics group, and Kristin Gnodtke as Clinical Data Specialist.
The Personalized Health Informatics group (PHI) together with the SPHN Management Office (MO) hosted the representatives of the newly funded projects during the 2nd call on-boarding session. Participants learned about the importance of the research projects advancing the SPHN initiative as well as the BioMedIT project. Additionally, the research project participants were realigned on the funding regulations, as well …
The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) will join an international group of 22 leading genomic data initiatives working together to enable sharing of genomic and health-related data for research. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has selected SPHN among its 2019 Driver Projects that aim to develop and pilot standards for sharing genomic and health-related data.
In December, Martin Fox has joined our team as a BioMedIT Project Manager. He will be working very closely with the experienced and knowledgeable IT and security specialists involved in BioMedIT, defining and managing implementation milestones within each project workstream, as well as monitoring the progress to ensure that the milestones are achieved.
ETH Zürich: Heinz Stockinger (SIB) and Diana Coman Schmid (SIS) presented the first SPHN training course on Data Privacy and IT Security. Mandated and supported by the SPHN Data Coordination Centre (DCC), this training elaborates on what should be done in practice to protect the patient privacy when performing biomedical research.
Today we publish the policy, which clarifies the roles and responsibilities of various parties relative to Information Security and defines the technical and organisational measures necessary to operate IT infrastructures that support SPHN projects. Everyone involved in SPHN projects that use confidential personal data on one of the BioMedIT Nodes needs to adhere to this policy.
The SIB and the SDSC are teaming up on developing software platforms, services and best practices for privacy-conscious data-driven science in the context of SPHN. In one of our BioMedIT Interoperability working group’s projects, the joint team will assess the domain-specific requirements for personalized health research in Switzerland.