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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.


18 November 2021

NextGen Research Day

The NextGen Research Day is an innovative teaching event for young researchers in the field of pediatrics. 

Organised by SwissPedNet, the Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs

Programme NextGen Research Day


20 November 2021

SAKK/SCTO Discussion Round on Lay Summary of Clinical Trial Results


30.+ 31. Mai 2022

4. DACH Symposium für klinische Prüfungen

Gemeinsam mit den Koordinierungszentren für Klinische Studien in Deutschland und Österreich organisiert die SCTO alle zwei Jahre einen trinationalen Kongress, das DACH Symposium

Save the Date DACH Symposium

Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Canton Thurgau)

postponed to 13-15 July 2022

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



Bern Lectures in Health Science, open to the public

The monthly Bern Lectures in Health Science showcase internationally recognized scientists in epidemiology, primary health care and clinical trials and the social dimensions of public health and their current research. 

The one-hour lectures are open to the public. They are supported by the University of Bern Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), the Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin, and the CTU Bern. 

Video podcasts and details on Bern Lectures in Health Science

CTU Lectures in Deutsch finden Sie unter Termine und Programm CTU Bern LecturesPräsentationen vergangener CTU Lectures