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.

Projects funded in 2017

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

Contact: Joerg Willers. Lay summary (En, De, Fr) 

Duration: 1 February 2018 - 31 July 2019, Award: CHF 290'000


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

Contact: Christiane Pauli-MagnusLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019, Award: CHF 400'000


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

Contact: Christian LovisLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 April 2018 - 30 September 2019, Award: CHF 280'000


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

Contact: Christian LovisLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019, Award: CHF 100'000


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

Contact: Claudia Kuehni. Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 June 2018 - 31 May 2020, Award: CHF 400'000


6. LOINC for Swiss Laboratories (L4CHLAB).

Contact: Christian LovisLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 April 2018 - 31 May 2019, Award: CHF 200'000


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

Contact: Daniel Stekhoven

Lay summary (En, De, Fr). Website:

Duration: 1 March 2018 - 31 December 2019, Award: CHF 400'000



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

Contact: Thomas FabbroLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019, Award: CHF 360'000

Projects funded in 2018

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

Contact: Anita RauchLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020, Award: CHF 493'350


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

Contact: Christoph BergerLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2020, Award: CHF 493'350


3. Swiss BioRef: Personalized reference values for precision medicine.*

Contact: Alexander Leichtle. Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2021, Award: CHF 493'350

*These projects were submitted as Driver projects but are funded as Infrastructure development projects.



Projects co-funded by SPHN and PHRT



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

Contacts: Nicolas Rosat (SPHN) & Jean-Pierre Hubeaux (PHRT).

Lay summary (En, De, Fr) Website:

Duration: 1 July 2019 - 31 December 2020, Award: CHF 323'638


5. QA4IQI: Quality Assessment for Interoperable Quantitative CT-Imaging.

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

Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 September 2019 - 31 December 2020, Award: CHF 461'467

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.