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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.


10 years of the CTU network

In 2017, the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) Network celebrates its 10th anniversary – a reason to honour the CTUs’ success stories with an anniversary publication.

Get your free copy from the SCTO Executive Office.


Guidelines for Good Operational Practice (GGOP) including the appendixes Glossary, Data Management Guidelines, Guidelines for Risk-Adapted Monitoring (and Risk Analysis Tool) as well as Training and Education in Clinical Research in Switzerland.

The guidelines are currently under revision.

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Media releases

The Swiss Cancer Bulletin reports on EUPATI, the European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation. (04/2016)

SwissPedNet, the Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs, in the Swiss Medical Weekly. (09/2014)

Roadmap for developing the next generation of clinical researchers

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) published the Roadmap for developing the next generation of clinical researchers.

The roadmap as well as further information about the public consultation process and the commented consultation report of the FOPH are available at

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