SwissPedNet, the Swiss research network of clinical paediatric hubs, was created in 2012 by Swiss paediatricians from Switzerland’s five university children’s hospitals and three largest cantonal hospitals.
SwissPedNet promotes, facilitates, coordinates, and conducts clinical trials devoted to children – ranging from newborns to adolescents – in all disciplines. This network is open to collaborating with all stakeholders in paediatric clinical research (clinicians, academia, the pharmaceutical industry, authorities, etc.).
Today, SwissPedNet consists of 12 members: the five Swiss university children's hospitals (Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich), five cantonal children’s hospitals (Aarau, EOC Ticino, Fribourg, Luzern, and St Gallen), SwissPedRegistry (the research platform for paediatric registries at the Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine (ISPM) in Bern), and SwissPedPha (the paediatric pharmacology and pharmacometrics research centre at the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB)).