The collaboration agreements (infrastructure implementation projects) aim at developing the core infrastructure which is required to make health-related data interoperable and shareable at the national level. Building compatible clinical data management systems in research-based health institutions is a prerequisite for the success of the initiative.
One goal of the first SPHN funding period (2017-2020) is to support the five University Hospitals with the development of such data management systems. To this end, each institution receives a contribution of CHF 3 million over a period of three years, provided that the milestones are reached (see examples in the blue box).
The milestones were defined by a working group which included delegates from the five University Hospitals as well as representatives from SPHN and SAMS.
A corresponding collaboration agreement was concluded at the end of 2017 with all five University Hospitals. With this common collaboration agreement the five participating institutions have sent a strong signal to support the SPHN initiative.
A. Consent Management and Legal Framework
B. Definition of Data Interoperability Standards
C. Clinical Research Data Management at Hospitals