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Common templates to facilitate data and material exchange

3 June 2019

 

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.

 

In order to be able to exchange data and samples for research projects between institutions, a Data Transfer and Use Agreement (DTUA) and/or Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) are required. As part of a national harmonization effort, SPHN and SBP have, together with Swiss universities, ETH-Domain institutions and University Hospitals, developed common templates for both documents. More information can be found here and in the newsletter.

Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) – Call for proposals 18 & 19 

15 May 2019

 

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is a partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry. IMI facilitates open collaboration in research to advance the development of, and accelerate patient access to, personalised medicines for the health and wellbeing of all, especially in areas of unmet medical need. IMI’s next Calls for proposals are currently planned for 26 June 2019. More information 

Welcome to the new Hospital IT Working Group of the Data Coordination Center

10 April 2019

 

The new Hospital IT Working Group of the DCC brings together representatives of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) departments of the five University Hospitals, in order to promote the development of the Swiss-wide IT infrastructure and accelerate the harmonization process regarding the implementation and adoption of technical solutions within SPHN. More information 

New leadership of the Data Coordination Center

4 April 2019

 

On 1 March 2019, Katrin Crameri took over the leadership of the Personalized Health Informatics (PHI) Group responsible for the Data Coordination Center of SPHN. In an interview, they share their vision of the PHI group’s mandate and their common longstanding passion to make data-driven medicine a reality in Switzerland. More information

Onboarding for the new SPHN Driver projects

1 March 2019

 

Within the frame of the second call for proposals, 5 new Driver projects have been selected for funding by the SPHN International Advisory Board and the National Steering Board.

 

During an Onboarding meeting organized by the Personalized Health Informatics (PHI) Group and the SPHN Management Office, representatives of the research consortia were informed about the SPHN mission, partners as well as expected deliverables by the projects. More information

SPHN strengthens its international collaboration

5 February 2019

 

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. More information

Results of the call for proposals 2018 coordinated with PHRT

29 November 2018

 

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. More information

Second call for proposals

15 March 2018

 

SPHN is launching its second call for proposals with a submission deadline on 30 June 2018. More information

A strong signal from the University Hospitals

30 January 2018

 

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 usable in Switzerland for research. At the end of 2017, collaboration agreements were concluded with all five University Hospitals. More information

Results of the call for proposals 2017 coordinated with PHRT

24 November 2017

 

During this first call for proposals, a total of 38 applications were received by 15 September 2017: 16 applications for Infrastructure Development projects and 22 applications for Driver projects, including 11 applications that requested co-funding (PHRT and SPHN). The total budget requested for all project applications was CHF 58.6 million. More information

First call for proposals

16 June 2017

 

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

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