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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.

Governmental reports

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

The SCTO strengthens young talent with training offers that specifically address the needs of young researchers.

For more governmental reports see our German and French pages.