The SPHN implementation projects aim at developing the core infrastructure which is required to make health-related data FAIR* at the national level.
Using a top-down funding approach, the following implementation projects are currently ongoing:
*The FAIR principles require that data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Sensitive health data cannot be openly accessible to third parties, but taking regulatory requirements into account, the data should be FAIR - also with reproducibility and sustainability in mind. The main goal of the FAIR principles is the optimal preparation of research data for reuse by humans and machines
Bottom-up funded projects
For more information about the completed Infrastructure development and Driver projects, which were funded in the frame of the Calls for proposals 2017 and 2018, please click here.
National Data Stream projects
Each National Data Stream (NDS) project comprises a Switzerland-wide multidisciplinary consortium that invests in the development of a sustainable data infrastructure for high-end data-driven and personalized health research.
NDS will constitute central pillars of the SPHN health data ecosystem and the PHRT research platforms. In the long term, they shall serve as models and crystallization points for future research programs and clinical applications of personalized health.
NDS include clinical, analytical (such as multi-omics) and other data that will be enriched and made available to the research community. In addition, all NDS include patient and public involvement (PPI) in their projects.
Pediatric personalized research network Switzerland (SwissPedHealth) – a Joint Pediatric National Data Stream
Duration: 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2025 (36 months)
Award: CHF 5 Mio
Driver Projects are based in a concrete research field (e.g. oncology, immunology) and aim to push the development of clinical data management systems in all university hospitals by testing data interoperability and data sharing principles within the whole network.
The following Driver projects were funded in the Call for proposals 2018 and are still ongoing.
Demonstrator projects aim to demonstrate the added value of SPHN data resources and infrastructure elements for data-driven personalized health research, clinical and public health research, and clinical use.
Two types of projects are supported:
- Projects that test the practical application of SPHN infrastructure components in medical research and/or expand their use in the network.
- Projects that demonstrate the added value of SPHN-compliant data resources from university hospitals for personalized health research.
The following 11 projects will start their work in 2023. The lay summaries will be available upon project start (to be confirmed).