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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.

Event calendar

The terms of use for our event calendar are available at the bottom of this page.

For information about training opportunities for professionals in clinical research please see Education and careers.


5-6 December 2019

Clinical data for paediatric research: the Swiss approach

The international symposium on making clinical routine data available for paediatric research will bring together clinician-researchers from Swiss paediatric hospitals - consultants, specialist registrars, junior clinicians - with researchers and information technology specialists, to discuss the opportunities of data harmonisation in paediatric research.

More information and online registration is available at


15 January 2020

Joint EFGCP-EFPIA multi-stakeholder discussion

Over 60 participants from EU and US pharmaceutical companies, CROs, academic institutions, patient organisations, and not-for-profit organisations have created the “Roadmap Initiative to Good Lay Summary Practices” with the aim to develop a pragmatic, broadly accepted framework for Lay Summary development, content and dissemination.

Building on experience and documents that are already available, this Roadmap Initiative created a draft guideline based on the work and pragmatic solution proposals of 5 multi-stakeholder Task Forces.

Join the EFGCP-EFPIA multi-stakeholder discussion

Registration will open soon

Universität Basel, Departement Klinische Forschung

23. Januar 2020

DKF Tag der Klinischen Forschung 2020

Congress Center Basel

28. Januar 2020

FutureHealth Basel: «Me, Myself and Algorithms»

Eine zukunftsorientierte und nachhaltige Entwicklung im Gesundheitswesen ist nur durch einen klaren Dialog und eine bessere Integration der Patienten möglich. Tatsächliche Patientenbefähigung und echte Mitsprache stehen deshalb im Fokus von FutureHealth Basel. Unter dem Claim «Me, Myself and Algorithms» sind Patienten und Start-ups im Programm integriert und wir geben Raum für Fragen, Antworten und die Verortung der Inputs aus dem Publikum. FutureHealth Basel fördert die Interaktivität und schafft einen konkreten ­Bezug zum Schweizer Gesundheitssystem.

Programm und Anmeldung unter

University Hospital Basel

13-15 February 2020

EbM Congress: Useful patient-relevant research

For about 20 years, the Network for Evidence-based Medicine pursues the goal of a „conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients, groups of patients and populations“. 

The annual conference of the Network will take place for the first time in Switzerland and address the question "How do we get the evidence we need?" under the main theme "Useful patient-relevant research" at the University Hospital Basel.

Invitation Network for Evidence-based Medicine

Programme EbM Congress 2020

Registration EbM Congress 2020

l’Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

6-7 Marzo 2020

10° Giornata della Ricerca della Svizzera Italiana

Evento speciale in occasione del 10° anniversario Giornata della Ricerca

Programma 10° Giornata della Ricerca della Svizzera Italiana

Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Canton Thurgau)

15-17 July 2020

8th Rare Diseases Summer School

The 8th radiz Rare Diseases Summer School will focus on a wide variety of subjects in the arena of rare diseases, from disease mechanisms and animal models, to improving diagnoses, to novel therapeutics. 
A high faculty-to-student ratio will allow participants to optimally benefit from the varied expertise of the faculty. There will be ample time for discussions, teamwork, as well as for socializing.

Programme 8th Rare Diseases Summer School 2020