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Associate members

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.

Project Management

SCTO Project Management Platform
Platform Coordinators

Dr Synove Otterbech and  Dr Simone Kälin, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, CTU St.Gallen

Project management in brief

In clinical research, project management is the ship’s captain that steers a project through all its stages, from start to finish. Thanks to these skills, the project evolves from conception, through planning, executing, controlling, interacting with many teams and contributors, to conclusion. All this takes place ideally achieving the goals set, within the timeframe and budget given. Adept project managers steer a project out, through choppy waters on a challenging journey, and finally navigate it into the harbour.

Would you like to know how the experts in the Project Management Platform are channeling their efforts? For more information, consult the fact sheet below.