About SPHN

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is an initiative of the Swiss Federal Government, namely the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Both the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics are responsible for the implementation of the mandate. A total of CHF 68 million was allocated to the initiative for the period 2017-2020, and 66.9 for period 2021-2024. See here the corresponding documentation for 2017-2020 and for 2021-2024.

SPHN rallies all decision-makers from key clinical-, research- and research support institutions around the same table. The combined know-how, experience and commitment of the numerous partners and experts of the SPHN Boards and Working Groups enable discussions, collaborations and progress. This collaborative approach will guarantee the sustainability and scalability of this nationwide endeavor.

Vision, Mission, and Mandate

National collaboration of unprecedented scale

Since January 2017, SPHN has brought together Swiss University Hospitals, Universities, higher education institutions, research institutions, and other organizations involved in the area of personalized health across Switzerland.


Interview with Prof. Dr. Med. Urs Frey, Chairperson of the National Steering Board (DE, FR).
Source: SAMS Bulletin, Feb 2019.

Prof. Torsten Schwede about the Swiss Personalized Health Network Initiative and how to build a national research infrastructure.

Dr. Katrin Crameri on how to lower computational boundaries for secure access and research with health-related data.

1st Joint Personalized Health event hosted by PHRT and SPHN. Delegates from the Government, the industry, SAMS and the ETH-Domain addressed the opportunities and challenges in Personalized Health.

Read the SPHN Fact-Sheet.

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