Driver projects

Driver projects are based in a concrete research field (e.g. oncology/ immunology) and will push the development of clinical data management systems in all University Hospitals by testing data interoperability & data sharing principles within the whole network.

Projects funded in 2017

1. Swiss Frailty Network and Repository.

Contact: Heike Bischoff-FerrariLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 March 2018 - 28 February 2021, Award: CHF 1.785 mio


2. Population-wide screens of the human immune repertoire: a reverse personalized-medicine approach.

Contact: Adriano AguzziLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2020, Award: CHF 1.785 mio


3. Swiss Personalized Oncology (SPO).*

Contacts: Olivier Michiélin & Mohamed Bentires-AljLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021, Award: CHF 2.3 mio & CHF 1.275 mio

* This project results from the fusion of the projects SPOD & M3C3.CH.



Project co-funded by SPHN and PHRT


4. PRECISE: Identification of biomarkers and therapeutic targets in inflammatory disease immunotherapy by high-dimensional single cell analysis and cluster proteomics.

Contact: Manfred Claassen (SPHN & PHRT). Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 February 2018 - 31 January 2021, Award: CHF 1.445 mio


5. Swiss Molecular Pathology Breakthrough Platform (SOCIBP).

Contacts: Mark Rubin (SPHN) & Gunnar Rätsch (PHRT). Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 May 2018 - 30 November 2020, Award: CHF 2.3 mio


6. Personalized Swiss Sepsis Study: Detection and modelling of sepsis using machine learning to analyse continuous ICU monitoring, laboratory, microbiology, and -omics data for personalized sepsis management (PSSS).

Contacts: Adrian Egli (SPHN) & Karsten Borgwardt (PHRT). 

Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 February 2018 - 31 January 2021, Award: CHF 2.3 mio

Projects funded in 2018

1. SACR: The Swiss Ageing Citizen Reference.

Contact:  Nicole Probst-HenschLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2022, Award: CHF 1.48 mio


2. CREATE PRIMA: Clinical Research from multi-modality big data sources without proprietary interfaces in a multicenter approach.

Contact: Joerg Leuppi

Duration: 36 months, Award: CHF 1.48 mio


3. IMAGINE: Radiomics for comprehensive patient and disease phenotyping in personalized health.

Contact: Matthias GuckenbergerLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2022, Award: CHF 1.48 mio


4. SOIN: Swiss Ophthalmic Imaging Network.

Contact: Thomas WolfensbergerLay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2022, Award: CHF 1.46 mio


Project co-funded by SPHN and PHRT


5. SHFN: SWISSHEART Failure Network.

Contacts: Christian Matter (SPHN) & Joachim Buhmann (PHRT). 

Lay summary (En, De, Fr)

Duration: 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2022, Award: CHF 1.48 mio

DCC Training & Seminar series

Presenting the achievements of the SPHN-funded projects


Researchers will talk about the goals and the milestones of their projects, and how they contributed to the development of the SPHN infrastructure. They will also address achievements, challenges and emerging research opportunities. 


Read more about the upcoming presentation and the calendar of seminars for the next months on the DCC website.

Infrastructure development projects

Information about the infrastructure development projects awarded in 2017 and 2018 can be found here.