25 November 2014
Recommendation of the Confederation and the cantons: promotion of young academics in clinical research
Dialog nationale Gesundheitspolitik (German and French)
Report (German and French)
30 October 2014
SwAPP/SGPM Joint Annual Symposium 2014
The 19th joint symposium will focus on nutrigenomics, the Human Brain Project and «Cognitive Computing» in the health care system. In addition, current topics in the areas of public health, clinical research and regulatory affairs will be presented by experts such as Prof Vincenzo Salavator, former head of legal services at the European Medicines Agency EMA and Dr Cordula Landgraf, responsible for networking at Swissmedic. The event is taking place on 3 December 2014. The conference language is English.
Further information on programme and registration is available here
17 October 2014
Call for public consultation: WHO Statement on Public Disclosure of Clinical Trial Results
The deadline for comments is 15.11.2014. More information and link to the statement
3 October 2014
Revision of the quality guidelines GGOP
Under the lead of the SCTO, adjustments to reflect the new law and its ordinances as well as an inclusion of the SCTO Data Management Guidelines, the new SCTO Guidelines for Risk-adapted Monitoring and the inclusion of the consensus paper for Training and Education in Clinical Research in Switzerland have been taken into account.
26 September 2014
Save the date! FOPH Symposium: «One Year of the Human Research Act: Opportunities and Challenges for the future»
The event will be held on 27 January 2015 at Hotel Bern in Bern, an official invitation will follow in November 2014.
22 September 2014
ECRIN Summer School 2014
ECRIN is the Infrastructure supporting multinational, investigator-driven trials in Europe. Find more information here
15 September 2014
Partial association of Switzerland to Horizon 2020
Info in English
10 July 2014
IMI enters new phase with €3.3 billion budget
The Call has the following topics:
• Translational approaches to disease modifying therapy of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)
• Discovery and validation of novel endpoints in dry age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
Registration for the IMI 2 Info Day on 30 September 2014 in Brussels (Belgium) is open >>
25 June 2014
Horizon 2020: Support for researchers in Switzerland
19 June 2014
Successful Symposium «Is there a future for Swiss Academic Clinical Research?»
The report and further detailed information about the event on opportunities and challenges for Swiss academic clinical research will soon be available here
5 June 2014
EU Clinical Trials Regulation published in the Official Journal
26 May 2014
Euresearch News - Updated Information on Clinical Trials and Calculation of Unit Costs
21 May 2014
Overview of activities – SCTO Factsheets and Short Report 2013
The SCTO keeps you updated on its activities and publishes factsheets with all its activities at a glance as well as a brief review of the year 2013.
The report and the factsheets are available here
8 May 2014
Questions concerning HRA / HRA Online Training
All CTUs from the network provide continuous support for questions concerning the Human Research Act (HRA). In addition, an online course (in German) is available for those who would like to receive an HRA training besides the GCP training.
Symposium 2014 on the topic «Is there a future for Swiss Academic Clinical Research?»
The 5th Symposium of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation will take place on 18 June 2014 at Inselspital Bern, this time on the subject of «Is there a future for Swiss Academic Clinical Research?».
Leading national and international experts and stakeholders will discuss opportunities and challenges which Swiss academic clinical research is currently facing. After a first appraisal of the implementation of the new law on research in humans, funding schemes in Switzerland and other countries will be analysed and discussed from different perspectives.
More information on programme and registration is available here
Euresearch News on Funding Opportunities and H2020 Update
Euresearch publishes frequently asked questions (FAQ) on H2020 and status Switzerland. >>
SNSF Consolidator Grant Call is open: The SNSF Consolidator Grant Call is part of the Temporary Backup Scheme, which offers researchers a temporary substitute for funding schemes of the European Research Council (ERC), from which Switzerland has been excluded. >>
8 April 2014
KOFAM: Deactivation of submission of application function
6 March 2014
Science organisations demand affiliation to Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+
Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences >>
In this context Euresearch listet the most frequently asked questions >>
18 February 2014
Pre-Announcement Symposium 2014: Is there a future for Swiss Academic Clinical Research?
On 18 June 2014 leading national and international experts and stakeholders will discuss opportunities and challenges which Swiss academic clinical research is currently facing. After a first appraisal of the implementation of the new law on research in humans, funding schemes in Switzerland and other countries will be analysed and discussed from different perspectives.
Preliminary programme and registration >>
30 January 2014
Forum Clinical Research 2014
Over 80 experts attended the fourth Forum «Clinical Research» on 29 January 2014 in Bern. «Is it (still) attractive to perform clinical research in Switzerland? – a critical appraisal» – exponents of academic research, pharmaceutical industry as well as exponents of authorities presented their views on this topic during the first part of the event. The second part of the forum was dedicated to discussions, followed by an update on the implementation of the new law on research involving humans.
A short summary and the complete collection of presentations of the forum 2014 are available here