Call for Candidatures – Closed

December 2019 During the review of the SPHN initiative over the last 9 months, several gaps were identified in the SPHN infrastructure landscape with ...
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New online course: SPHN Data Privacy & IT Security

October 2019 Within the Swiss Personalized Health Network and related national initiatives, researchers use patient data (i.e. confidential human data) in their research projects. ...
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SPHN at a glance: new fact-sheet 2019

The new SPHN fact-sheet 2019 aligns all stakeholders on the vision, the mandate, the national governance, and the implementation of SPHN. This large-scale, national ...
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Defining principles in close dialogue with research – the work of the expert working groups

To ensure nationwide interoperability of biomedical data, a variety of technical and semantic challenges need to be addressed, ranging from the agreement on common ...
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BioMedIT: Progress towards achieving interoperability of scientific computing facilities

Progress towards achieving interoperability of scientific computing facilities, orchestrated by the Swiss Personalized Health Network Data Coordination Centre. The key objective of the SPHN ...
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Common templates to facilitate data and material exchange

SPHN and Swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP) have worked in close collaboration to deliver Data Transfer and Use Agreement and Material Transfer Agreement templates to ...
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Welcome to Katrin Crameri and Kristin Gnodtke

Following Prof. Torsten Schwede’s appointment as Vice President for Research at the University of Basel, we are very happy to announce that Dr. Katrin Crameri succeeds him as ...
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Onboarding the project teams of the 2nd SPHN Call for Proposals

The Personalized Health Informatics group (PHI) together with the SPHN Management Office (MO) hosted the representatives of the newly funded projects during the 2nd ...
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Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) named a 2019 GA4GH Driver Project

Personalized health research is essential to the development of our knowledge about the treatment and prevention of diseases. For this, it is necessary to ...
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Introducing the DCC Seminar and Training series

Presenting the achievements of the SPHN-funded projects As we advance on our mission to establish nationwide, secure, technical and semantic interoperability of health-related data for ...
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BioMedIT project management: a warm welcome to Martin Fox

In December, Martin Fox has joined our team as a BioMedIT Project Manager and he is a perfect fit for a number of reasons. With over ...
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Results of the call for proposals 2018 coordinated with PHRT

During this second call for proposals, a total of 38 applications were received: 20 applications for Infrastructure development projects and 18 applications for Driver ...
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First SPHN training on Data Privacy and IT Security

Access to patient data for research has great potential for making biomedical discoveries. At the same time, protecting individuals’ privacy is a critical obligation ...
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Policy addressing Information Security for the SPHN

Today we publish the Information Security Policy, a joint effort by subject matter experts across the SPHN coordinated by Heinz Stockinger, Chief Technology Officer ...
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Collaboration with the Swiss Data Science Centre

The SIB Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics and the SDSC are teaming up on developing software platforms, services and best practices for privacy-conscious, data-driven science in the context ...
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Second call for proposals

SPHN is launching its second call for proposals with a submission deadline on 30 June 2018. More information
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A strong signal from the University Hospitals

SPHN is a national initiative that contributes to the development, implementation and validation of a coordinated data infrastructure in order to make health-relevant data ...
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Results of the call for proposals 2017 coordinated with PHRT

During this first call for proposals, a total of 38 applications were received by 15 September 2017: 16 applications for Infrastructure Development projects and ...
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First call for proposals

SPHN is launching its first call for proposals aimed at the development of a national interoperable research infrastructure ecosystem for competitive personalized health research. ...
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