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Terminology Service of the SPHN Data Coordination Center (DCC)

Standards such as SNOMED CT, LOINC, ICD-10 and ATC provide the foundation for a common medical language required to semantically represent health data. While ...
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BioMedIT Report 2017-2020

In 2017, the Swiss Confederation decided to fund the BioMedIT network project, as integral part of SPHN. As a project of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, ...
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Joint Call for Proposals: National Data Streams (NDS)

On the road towards establishing a Swiss personalized health ecosystem, SPHN and PHRT have launched a joint call for proposals for National Data Streams ...
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SPHN calls Swiss cohorts to join the international Maelstrom catalogue

Switzerland has a long tradition of high-quality cohort studies collecting a large variety of health-related data.  In order to exploit their full potential, the ...
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SPHN Interoperability Framework with new RDF schema for data exchange

SPHN gladly announces the new release of the SPHN Semantic Interoperability Framework including the SPHN Dataset (Pillar 1) and the SPHN RDF schema (Pillar ...
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Save the date: National Data Streams

SPHN and PHRT will launch the long-awaited Call for National Data Streams on 1 June 2021. Stay tuned – all information will be released ...
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Call for candidatures: Election to become a member of the SPHN National Advisory Board

The National Advisory Board (NAB) is a consulting body of the Swiss Personalized Health Network Initiative (SPHN) with the following mandate: Infrastructure Roadmap: Provide ...
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SPHN: a mid-term report in SAMS Bulletin 1/2021

The focus of this year's first SAMS Bulletin is dedicated to SPHN. As the first SPHN funding period 2017-2020 has come to an end, ...
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Changes at the SPHN Management Office

Thomas Geiger is the new Managing Director of SPHN as of 1 March 2021, after an ad interim period during which the Management Office ...
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New Publication: Report from the National Steering Board 2016 – 2019

The report of the National Steering Board, published in the Swiss Academies Reports series, presents the many infrastructures, technologies and methods that SPHN and ...
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SPHN in the BMS – the Future of Medicine is Personalized

SPHN is featured in edition 102(4) of the Bulletin des médecins suisses; "Over the last twenty years, personalized medicine has established itself as a ...
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SPHN funding period 2021-2024

The Confederation renews the mandate of the Swiss Academies of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics for a second SPHN ...
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Legal agreement templates for collaborative research projects

The contractual architecture for a collaborative use of health-related data depends on the project specifications and responsibilities of the parties involved. The new, modular ...
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SPHN Fact-Sheet 2020 – Where do we stand today

Find out about the current status of the initiative, its perspectives and goals for the next funding period, and its impact on society - ...
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Health Genomics within SPHN – Poster from 8th GA4GH Plenary Meeting

SPHN was represented at the 8th Plenary of GA4GH with a poster highlighting the FAIRification of Health Genomics Data in Switzerland. The 8th Plenary ...
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Goodbye and Thank you, Adrien Lawrence

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) was launched in 2016 with the aim of facilitating the use and exchange of health data for research. ...
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Strengthening the health data-driven ecosystem in Switzerland: academia and pharma industry agree on common foundations to jointly improve technical and semantical data interoperability in Switzerland

When clinical data from different sources are combined for research projects, interoperability is key: the meaning of data has to be interpretable for humans ...
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Reporting actionable genetic findings to research participants

The ELSI Advisory Group has developed guidance for 'Reporting Actionable Genetic Findings to Research Participants'. The document contains recommendations that suggest mechanisms to support ...
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No more time for quick wins

Article by Dr. Katrin Crameri in MIRACUM Journal #3, March 2020 (translation of the original German text) In tomorrow's digital, learning healthcare system, healthcare and ...
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New National Advisory Board

Following an overall review of the initiative in 2019, the National Steering Board (NSB) of SPHN decided to create a National Advisory Board (NAB) ...
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We are here for you – working from home

The SPHN Management Office and the Personalized Health Informatics group are working from home until further notice. You can contact our collaborators by email. ...
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SPHN in a nutshell

Between September and December 2019, SPHN reported and illustrated the activities of the last two years. In the SPHN fact-sheet, an overview of the ...
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Welcome to the new sphn.ch website

Revamped in January 2020, the SPHN Website now functions as a one-stop-shop for all stakeholders and contributors in the realm of the Swiss Personalized ...
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First review report of the International Advisory Board

December 2019 As per the Rules of Procedure and its mandate, the International Advisory Board (IAB) of SPHN has to provide a review on ...
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University Hospital IT departments join forces within SPHN: welcome to the new Hospital IT Working Group of the DCC

The new Hospital IT Working Group of the DCC brings together representatives of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) departments of the five University ...
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Interview with Katrin Crameri and Torsten Schwede, passing the baton

On 1 March 2019, Katrin Crameri took over the leadership of the Personalized Health Informatics (PHI) Group responsible for the Data Coordination Center of ...
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