Infrastructure development projects

Infrastructure development projects thrive to develop and test new technologies, methods and infrastructures for personalized health related research in connection with infrastructure implementation.

Infrastructure development projects funded in 2017

Development of a governance and quality management system for exchange of patient related data for research purposes.


E-General Consent: Development and Implementation of a Nationwide Harmonized Interactive Electronic General Consent.


C3-STuDY: Citizen Centered Consent: Shared, Transparent and Dynamic.


DeID/De-identification of clinical narrative data in French, German and Italian.


Harmonising the collection of health-related data and biospecimens in paediatric hospitals throughout Switzerland.

  • Consortium: UniBE, Inselspital, UZH, UKBB, HUG, CHUV, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Switzerland, Kinderspital Luzern, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale.
  • Main applicant: Claudia Kuehni.
  • Lay summary (En, De, Fr)


LOINC for Swiss Laboratories (L4CHLAB).


Swiss Variant Interpretation Platform for Oncology (SVIP-O).


NLP-powered mapping of clinical reports onto SNOMED-CT concepts for tumour classification (NLPforTC).

Infrastructure development projects funded in 2018

SwissGenVar: A platform for clinical grade interpretation of genetic variants to foster personalized health care in Switzerland.

  • Consortium: CHUV/UniL, HUG/UniGE, Inselspital/UniBE, USB/UniBS, UZH, SIB.
  • Main applicant: Anita Rauch.


SwissPKcdw: Optimising paediatric dosing regimens based on a clinical data warehouse.*

  • Consortium: University Children’s Hospital Zurich and Basel, ETHZ, University of Basel.
  • Main applicant: Christoph Berger


Swiss BioRef: Personalized reference values for precision medicine.*

  • Consortium: Inselspital, HUG, Paraplegic Research, Kinder Spital USZ, CHUV.
  • Main applicant: Alexander Leichtle


*These projects have been submitted as Driver projects but will be funded as Infrastructure development projects.



Infrastructure development projects co-funded by SPHN and PHRT



MedCo: Enabling the Secure and Privacy-Preselving Exploration of Distributed Clinical and *Omics Cohorts in the SPHN.


QA4IQI: Quality Assessment for Interoperable Quantitative CT-Imaging.

Consortium: USB, ETHZ, HES-SO, CHUV, Inselspital, USZ.

Main applicants: Bram Stieltjes (SPHN) & Ender Konukoglu (PHRT).

DCC Seminar & Training 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.

Driver projects

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