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.


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.


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.

News about the first SPHN call for proposals

SPHN launched its first call for proposals in June 2017 with an application deadline on 15 September 2017. Contributions were awarded to projects aiming at the development, implementation and validation of data infrastructures that allow connecting research institutions and hospitals in order to share and use health-related data across Switzerland.


To make the best use of the available resources, the call was coordinated with the ETH-Domain Strategic Focus Area in Personalized Health and Related Technologies (ETH SFA PHRT).


The results of the evaluation are now available: SPHN supports 15 projects, of which 3 will be co-funded by both PHRT and SPHN. More information


Upcoming Events

Symposium "Digitalisierung im Gesundheitswesen"

12 December, 9h30 -13h20. Headquarters Swiss Post Wankdorf Bern. More information. German/French only. 


Data Protection in Personalized Health - Workshop on Secure, Privacy-Conscious Data Sharing

15 February 2018, EPFL. More information 

Personalized Health Technologies and Translational Research Conference 2018

18 - 21 June 2018, ETH Zurich. More information 

SPHN-ESPT Summer School

24-27 September 2018, Geneva.

FEAM Conference

28 September 2018, Geneva.

First ICPerMed Conference

20-21 November 2018, Berlin. More information


New SPHN website

Welcome to the new SPHN website!


Please inform us about any gaps and mistakes, so that we can fix them as quickly as possible. We look forward to receiving your feedback.