Driver projects

Driver projects are based in a concrete research field (e.g. oncology/ immunology) and will push the development of clinical data management systems in all University Hospitals by testing data interoperability & data sharing principles within the whole network.

Driver projects funded in 2017

Swiss Frailty Network and Repository.



Population-wide screens of the human immune repertoire: a reverse personalized-medicine approach.



Swiss Personalized Oncology (SPO).*

  • Consortium: CHUV, HUG, Inselspital, IOR, UniBS, UniGE, USB, USZ, UZH, EPFL-SDCD, ETHZ, HES-SO, SIB, SAKK, Kantonsspital Aarau, Kantonsspital Winterthur, Stadtspital Triemli, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, SICHH, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland.
  • Main applicants: Olivier Michiélin and Mohamed Bentires-Alj.
  • Lay summary (En, De, Fr)


* This project results from the fusion of the projects SPOD & M3C3.CH.



Project co-funded by SPHN and PHRT


PRECISE: Identification of biomarkers and therapeutic targets in inflammatory disease immunotherapy by high-dimensional single cell analysis and cluster proteomics.



Swiss Molecular Pathology Breakthrough Platform (SOCIBP).



Personalized Swiss Sepsis Study: Detection and modelling of sepsis using machine learning to analyse continuous ICU monitoring, laboratory, microbiology, and -omics data for personalized sepsis management (PSSS).



Driver projects funded in 2018

SACR: The Swiss Ageing Citizen Reference.



CREATE PRIMA: Clinical Research from multi-modality big data sources without proprietary interfaces in a multicenter approach.

  • Consortium: University of Basel, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Cantonal Hospital Baselland (KSBL), Cantonal Hospital Aarau (KSA), Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG), Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Bellinzona (EOC).
  • Main applicant: Joerg Leuppi



IMAGINE: Radiomics for comprehensive patient and disease phenotyping in personalized health.



SOIN: Swiss Ophthalmic Imaging Network.




Project co-funded by SPHN and PHRT


SHFN: SWISSHEART Failure Network.


DCC Training & Seminar series

Presenting the achievements of the SPHN-funded projects


Researchers will talk about the goals and the milestones of their projects, and how they contributed to the development of the SPHN infrastructure. They will also address achievements, challenges and emerging research opportunities. 


Read more about the upcoming presentation and the calendar of seminars for the next months on the DCC website.

Infrastructure development projects

Information about the infrastructure development projects awarded in 2017 and 2018 can be found here.