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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.

From our network

Newsletters from our network

For latest issues please consult the websites of our member institutions:

Newsletter DKF Basel

Department Clinical Research, University of Basel

Magazin DKForum

Department Clinical Research, University of Basel

Newsletter CTU Bern

Clinical Trials Unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern

Bulletins CRC Genève

Centre de Recherche Clinique (CRC) de la Faculté de médecine, Hôpitaux universitaires Genève

Newsletter CTU St.Gallen

Clinical Trials Unit des Kantonsspitals St.Gallen

Newsletter CTC Zürich

Clinical Trials Center of the UniversityHospital Zurich

Regulatory Affairs Watch newsletter

Centre de recherche clinique du Département formation et recherche de la Faculté de biologie et médecine et du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois


September 2018

EUPATI Guidance for Patient Involvement in Medicines Research and Development

Patient Involvement in Ethical Review of Clinical Trials
Read the article in Frontiers in Medicine 


September 2018

Patient Involvement in Health Technology Assessment
Read the article in Frontiers in medicine


August 2018

Patient Involvement in Regulatory Processes
Read the article in Frontiers in medicine

CTU Network

June 2018

Pioneering quality framework from our network: INQUIRE

The University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have initiated the INQUIRE framework, a first of its kind set to optimise patient-oriented clinical research, internationally.

Read the full article, “Academic response to improving value and reducing waste: A comprehensive framework for INcreasing QUality In patient-oriented academic clinical REsearch (INQUIRE)” through open access from PLOS Medicine.

CTU Network

April 2018

Reflecting on the value of 10 years of the Clinical Trial Network in Switzerland

"The impact of clinical trial units on the value of clinical research in Switzerland", published in the Swiss Medical Weekly.


April 2018

SwissPedNet: new President

Introducing Klara Posfay Barbe, the new President of SwissPedNet

CTU Network

June 2017

10 years of the CTU Network

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

Get your free copy from the SCTO Executive Office.


April 2016

The EUPATI project

The Swiss Cancer Bulletin reports on EUPATI, the European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation. 


September 2014

Research dedicated to children: SwissPedNet

SwissPedNet, the Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs, in the Swiss Medical Weekly

More publications from our network in German and French