Project Mapping

Taking advantage of the first annual reports, SPHN Projects were requested to provide information on infrastructure built in 2018 in a structured way, determining the research orientation of their project as well as degree of implementation. In 2019, this information was used to create a first mapping and to start a gap analysis.

The mapping shows that many domains are covered by the projects, however, it seems that more activities in the “patient or citizen oriented” and “national repositories, technology and analytical networks” domains might be needed. Explore the diagram and hover over the project abbreviations to display the full name of the project.

All Projects


Development of a governance and quality management system for exchange of patient related data for research purposes

Development and Implementation of a Nationwide Harmonized Interactive Electronic General Consent

De-identification of clinical narrative data in French, German and Italian

Swiss Variant Interpretation Platform for Oncology

Harmonising the collection of health-related data and biospecimens in paediatric hospitals throughout Switzerland

Citizen Centered Consent: Shared, Transparent and Dynamic

NLP-powered mapping of clinical reports onto SNOMED-CT concepts for tumour classification

LOINC for Swiss Laboratories

Swiss Ophthalmic Imaging Network

The Swiss Ageing Citizen Reference

SWISSHEART Failure Network

Clinical Research from multi-modality big data sources without proprietary interfaces in a multicenter approach

Radiomics for comprehensive patient and disease phenotyping in personalized health

Swiss Personalized Oncology

Swiss Frailty Network and Repository

Personalized Swiss Sepsis Study: Detection and modelling of sepsis using machine learning to analyse continuous ICU monitoring, laboratory, microbiology, and -omics data for personalized sepsis management

Identification of biomarkers and therapeutic targets in inflammatory disease immunotherapy by high-dimensional single cell analysis and cluster proteomics

Population-wide screens of the human immune repertoire: a reverse personalized-medicine approach

Swiss Molecular Pathology Breakthrough Platform

Optimising paediatric dosing regimens based on a clinical data warehouse

Quality Assessment for Interoperable Quantitative CT-Imaging

A platform for clinical grade interpretation of genetic variants to foster personalized health care in Switzerland

Personalized reference values for precision medicine

Enabling the Secure and Privacy-Preselving Exploration of Distributed Clinical and *Omics Cohorts in the SPHN

Driver Projects 2018
Driver Projects 2017
Infrastructure Development projects 2018
Infrastructure Development projects 2017

* projects co-funded by SPHN and PHRT.
Source: Annual activity reports of the projects.


Project Collaborations

24 SPHN Driver and Infrastructure Development Projects:
35 Swiss organizations and Institutions contributing to the research.

13 Infrastructure Development Projects:
Developing and testing new technologies, methods and infrastructures at single or joint sites, to be made available to other institutions after proof of concept (CHF 3.7 million).

11 Driver Projects:
Guiding the development of SPHN by “test driving” the infrastructures and interoperability for multi-site research in a specific area or pathology. Each driver project typically involves multiple “data providers” (predominantly University Hospitals, but also Universities and analytic platforms) as well as teams of “data recipients” who analyze the data, which is securely transferred from the “data providers” to the “data recipients” via the BioMedIT network (CHF 21.6 million).

Click on the project acronym on the left-hand side to display the collaborations of each individual project. To access the project lay summaries, click on the full project name, appearing above the illustration. 

Overview Collaborations


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich

Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel

Universitätsspital Basel

Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève

Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois

Universitätsspital Bern

Universitätsspital Zürich

Berner Fachhochschule

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Univérsité de Lausanne

Universität Bern

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale

Université de Genève

Universität Basel

Paul Scherrer Institut

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 

Universität Zürich

Istituto cantonale di patologia

Schweizer Paraplegiker Zentrum 

Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs

Swiss Biobanking Plattform

Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation

Centre universitaire de médecine générale et santé publique

Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK)

Kantonsspital St. Gallen

Kantonsspital Baselland

Hôpital fribourgeois

Hôpital du Valais

Ostschweizer Kinderspital

Klinik für Kinder und Jugendliche, Kantonsspital Aarau

Luzerner Kantonsspital

Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale

Universitäre Altersmedizin FELIX PLATTER

Immune Repertoire

Source: Projects' layman summaries and PI feedback from November 2019.

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