Data Expert Group

The Data Expert Group (DEG), which is part of the Data Coordination Center (DCC) located at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, is responsible for defining standardized procedures for data production, data organization and data storage in order to reach nationwide interoperability of molecular and clinical patient data.

 

The DEG includes experts from all institutions involved in SPHN. It has defined the infrastructures required to build a progressive and shareable data system that enables nationwide data interoperability.

Members

Prof. Ron Appel

SIB/University of Geneva

Prof. Michael Baudis

University of Zurich/SIB

Prof. Jürg Blaser

University of Zurich

Dr. Remy Bruggmann

University of Bern/SIB

Dr. Laurence Chapatte

Swiss Biobanking Platform

Dr. Emmanuel Eschmann

USZ

Johannes Gnägi

eHealth Suisse

Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux

EPFL

Dr. Nathalie Jacquemont

CHUV

Dr. Alexander Leichtle

Inselspital

Prof. Christian Lovis

HUG/University of Geneva

Prof. Olivier Michiélin

CHUV/SIB

Markus Obreiter

USB

Prof. Christiane Pauli-Magnus

USB/SCTO

Prof. Milo Puhan

University of Zurich

Prof. Gunnar Rätsch

ETHZ/SIB

Nicolas Rosat

CHUV

Prof. Patrick Ruch

HES-SO/SIB

Dr. Caroline Samer

HUG

Prof. Torsten Schwede

University of Basel/SIB

Dr. Nicolas Vuilleumier

HUG

Prof. Ioannis Xenarios

SIB/University of Geneva & Lausanne

Prof. Mihaela Zavolan

University of Basel/SIB

Responsibilities

The aim of the DEG is to elaborate and define:

 

  • common technical data standards;
  • harmonize semantics;
  • data storage formats;
  • data security;
  • database management;
  • data quality control.

 

The DEG is further responsible for the elaboration of a technical roadmap for implementation, responsibilities (tasks) and operation of the national Data Coordination Center (DCC)

Chairpersons

  • Chair: Prof. Gunnar Rätsch
  • Vice-Chair: Prof. Patrick Ruch

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