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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.


18-19 September 2019

Save the date:
2nd Open Forum on Patient Engagement

Organised by PARADIGM, Patients Active in Research and Dialogues for an Improved Generation of Medicines


September 2019 - May 2020

DAS in Management of Clinical Trials

The DAS in Management of Clinical Trials - Good Clinical Practice Implementation and Quality Processes provides a theoretical and practical understanding of how Good Clinical Practice principles are shaping each step of a Clinical Trial, including study design, trial management and conduct.

Online registration

Freiburg, Germany

27 september 2019

ICN-ZKS Symposium: Clinical Trials in the Global and Digital World

The International Clinical Trial Center Network and the Zentrum Klinische Studien (ZKS) of the Unversitätsklinikum Freiburg are holding an international symposium in Freiburg, Germany.

Under the motto “Clinical Trials in the Global and Digital World”, trial centres from all over the world will report about current aspects of clinical studies around the globe.

For further details, consult the programme and online registration (in German).

Brighton, UK

6-9 October 2019

ICTMC 2019 - 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference

See the programme and register online at

Note the Pre & Post Conference Educational Workshops.


25. Oktober 2019

Swiss Patient Forum «Der digitale Patient»

Programm und Anmeldung

organisiert von EUPATI CH


8 November 2019

Save the date:
3rd Congress of the Swiss Professionals of Clinical Research Coordination


21 November 2019

Next Generation Research Day (NextGenRD)

Young researchers/clinical investigators working in one of the SwissPedNet member institutions are invited to join the NextGenRD. Participation is free of charge.



Lugano, Ticino

6 - 7 Marzo 2020

10° Giornata della Ricerca della Svizzera Italiana

È con grande piacere che la Clinical Trial Unit EOC e l’Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) vi invitano alla 10° Giornata della Ricerca della Svizzera Italiana che si terrà presso l’USI di Lugano i giorni 6 e 7 marzo 2020.

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