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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.


Seminar for scientific journalists

How patients change medicine

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) and Interpharma invited scientific journalists and actors from the science community to the 2nd Seminar for Scientific Journalists. On 29 April 2015, representatives of patient organisations and leading experts from industry, academy and research gave lectures on and discussed “How patients change medicine”.

The event was be held at Restaurant Metropol in Zurich. The lectures were translated simultaneously (English-German).