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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.


SCTO wishes a happy new 2019
happy new year!

7 January 2019

Striving together for excellence and efficiency in clinical research

The year 2018 was one of expansion for us at the SCTO. In just over a year, we set up new offices in Bern followed by eight centres of excellence throughout Switzerland: the SCTO Platforms. Each platform serves as a centre of excellence, consisting of a team with expertise, skills, and knowledge related to one key aspect of clinical research: in auditing, education and training, data management, monitoring, project management, regulatory affairs, safety, and statistics and methodology.

In creating the SCTO Platforms, we are striving to make the hive of clinical research in Switzerland efficient, smart, and collaborative. The whole of society depends on excellence in research bringing new and innovative treatments and diagnoses to patients.

We look forward to collaborating further with you and wish you a thriving 2019!

Find out more about the platforms, their members, goals and activities to date under Network.

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