Striving for more reliable study results?
We focus on quality.

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.

Today's clinical research is tomorrow's medicine

For researchers and study personnel

To ensure the successful development of new therapies or to improve existing treatments, collaboration and dialogue between all parties involved is needed. Professional clinical research also requires well-trained staff that is able to carry out studies properly. This ensures that Switzerland remains an attractive location to conduct clinical trials in the future. In addition, patients and their organisations need to better understand clinical research in order to have a partnering relationship with researchers.

The SCTO helps to optimise conditions for clinical research in Switzerland and to establish the necessary national and international contacts. Moreover, we strengthen young talent with training programmes that specifically addresses the needs of young researchers.

Furthermore, the SCTO provides access to research infrastructures in Europe, for example ECRIN (European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network), which offers comprehensive management and consulting services for multicentric, multinational studies.