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.
During this second call for proposals, a total of 38 applications were received: 20 applications for Infrastructure development projects and 18 applications for Driver projects, including 6 applications that requested co-funding (SPHN and PHRT). The total budget requested for all project applications was CHF 31.8 million.
Based on the recommendation of its International Advisory Board, SPHN decided to support 5 Infrastructure development projects and 5 Driver projects for a total amount of CHF 9.65 million. Three of the 10 projects will be co-funded by SPHN and PHRT.
Personalized Oncology 2019
June 23-25, Basel. More information
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.