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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.

Further partners


Euresearch is a non-profit organisation funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI. They promote and facilitate the participation of researchers, organisations and companies in Switzerland in European projects and programmes related to research and innovation. Euresearch services are free of charge and provide information and guidance on cooperation and funding opportunities.


KKS Network

Im Verein KKS-Netzwerk e. V. haben sich Koordinierungszentren für Klinische Studien (KKS) und Zentren für Klinische Studien (ZKS) zusammengeschlossen, mit dem Ziel, patientenorientierte klinische Forschung in Deutschland zu stärken.


Swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP)

SBP is the national coordination platform for human and non-human biobanks. It aims to respond to the increasing requests from biomedical researchers regarding quality and the interconnectedness of biobanks for research purposes.


Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK)

The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) is a non-profit organization which has been conducting clinical trials in oncology since 1965.


Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group (SPOG)

The Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group SPOG is an association whose objective it is to advance clinical ,i.e. directly patient-focused paediatric cancer research. 


Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN)

The Swiss Personalized Health Network is a national initiative under the leadership of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). In collaboration with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics it contributes to the development, implementation and validation of coordinated data infrastructures in order to make health-relevant data interoperable and shareable for research in Switzerland.


Swiss Professionals of Clinical Research Coordination (SPCRC)

Study nurses and study coordinators are an indispensable link in the clinical research process chain. Yet, there is potential for improvement when it comes to synergies. In order to find concrete solutions for leveraging the synergies and bundling the forces of Swiss study nurses and study coordinators, study nurses and study coordinators have been meeting since 2015 at a an annual congress. Since 2017, the group is organised as a Swiss association named Swiss Professionals of Clinical Research Coordination (SPCRC).


Unimedsuisse - Universitäre Medizin Schweiz

Die universitäre Medizin ist charakterisiert durch die Trias Patientenversorgung, Forschung und Lehre. Zentrales Merkmal ist die Innovation, die alle drei Bereiche durchdringt.