Swiss Personalized Health Network

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is a national initiative designed to promote the development of personalized medicine and personalized health in Switzerland.


The ultimate goal is to promote health and well-being, to prevent, diagnose and treat unfavourable health conditions more precisely, thus reducing the risk of developing such conditions and permitting more effective treatments of disease states with fewer adverse effects.


SPHN will lay the foundations that are needed to facilitate research projects in this area such as a system for a nationwide exchange of health-related data.

Upcoming events

ICPerMed Workshop 2019: Citizens, patients and implementation

5-6 November 2019, Madrid. More information

Clinical data for paediatric research: the Swiss approach

5-6 December 2019, Bern. More information & registration

The SCTO is celebrating its 10-year anniversary!

More information on the Swiss Clinical Trial’s anniversary project « People. Data. Biosamples. » can be found here

Digitalization and Infectious Diseases: Improving patient outcome in the age of big data and machine learning

20-21 January 2020, Basel. More information

Medical Informatics Europe 2020 - Digital Personalized Health

28 April - 1 May 2020, Geneva. More information

12th European and Global CLINAM: Clinical Nanomedicine and the Impact of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine

17-20 May 2020, Basel. More information


New online course on SPHN Data Privacy and IT Security

Dealing with confidential human data requires awareness of data privacy, respective laws and information security. This course explains what should be done in practice to protect the patients’ privacy when performing biomedical research on human data. This course and its respective exam is mandatory to use the BioMedIT infrastructure.


Links to video tutorial and script. More information can be found on the DCC webpage.

A new factsheet for SPHN

The new SPHN Fact-Sheet 2019 aligns all stakeholders on the vision, the mandate, the national governance, and implementation of SPHN. This large-scale, national initiative rallies all decision makers from key clinical, research, and research support institutions as well as patient organizations around the same table. 

SPHN strengthens its international collaboration

Two years after its launch, SPHN was selected by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to join an international group of leading initiatives. This group works collaboratively to create frameworks and standards to enable responsible research in the field of genomics and personalized health.


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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 facilitate data and material exchange in the context of academic research projects.


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