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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.

Executive Office


Annette Magnin is the Managing Director of the SCTO. She is a pharmacist and has considerable knowledge and experience of clinical research operations as well as leading and training clinical professionals. Moreover, she is active in various functional and political committees.

quality assurance

Rosine Mucklow is responsible for quality assurance. She has worked in clinical research and development ever since completing her studies in natural science. She has worked for both large and small pharmaceutical companies as well as academic institutions, where she had the opportunity to work on both the sponsor and the CRO side.

data management, ecrin

The contact person for data management is Caecilia Schmid, who also acts as the ECRIN European Correspondent for Switzerland. She is an epidemiologist with a doctorate and several years of expertise in international clinical research and collaborative research networks.


Pascale Wenger is the National Coordinator for SwissPedNet, the research network of clinical paediatric hubs. Furthermore, she supports researchers, groupings and networks of different indication areas to establish themselves and to build up infrastructures for the conduct of their multi-centre studies. The pharmacist has many years of experience in regulatory affairs, and she has been working in academic, patient-oriented research since 2008.

communication, event management

Jadranka Knezevic supports the Executive Office and management in all organisational matters as well as in communication and event management activities. In addition, she is a qualified translator and editor and performs editorial tasks for publications.

accounting, human resources

Cornelia Morel is in charge of accounting and human resources and provides administrative support for the Executive Office.

The SCTO Executive Office is located in Basel.