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The SCTO is an independent organisation and is based on a joint initiative of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

As of 2017, the SCTO is a research infrastructure of national importance funded by the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Members and boards

The SCTO is a Swiss association and includes the following members and boards:

Voting members (institutions) and Steering Board representation

Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), represented by Prof. Dr med. Alessandro Ceschi
Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), represented by Prof. Dr med. Alexandra Calmy
Inselspital (Universitätsspital) Bern, represented by Dr Danielle Krebs
Kantonsspital St.Gallen, represented by Prof. Dr med. Burkhard Ludewig
Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), represented by Prof. Dr med. Mauro Oddo
University Hospital Basel, represented by Prof. Dr med. Christiane Pauli-Magnus
University Hospital Zurich, represented by Prof. Dr med. Gabriela Senti
Collège des Doyens (Deans of the medical faculties of the Swiss universities), represented by Prof. Primo Leo Schär
Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), represented by Prof. Dr med. Georg N. Thalmann

Prof. Dr med. Christiane Pauli-Magnus, University Hospital Basel

Swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN)
Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs (SwissPedNet)
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Associate member
Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC)

The Steering Board interacts with a permanent committee composed of the directors of the Clinical Trial Units (CTUs), the Board of CTU Directors.

The SCTO Managing Director attends the Steering Board meetings in an advisory capacity.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is an independent committee that supports the Steering Board in strategic decision-making. The following organisations are currently represented:

Association of Swiss Medical Technology (Swiss Medtech)
Association of Pharmaceutical Research Companies of Switzerland (Interpharma)
Patient organisation (SMA Schweiz)
Swiss Association of Research Ethics Committees (swissethics)
Swiss Business Association Chemistry Pharma Life Sciences (scienceindustries)

New members

You have questions about membership? Contact our Executive Office.