Aktuelles und Anlässe

Call for Studies in
Pediatic Health Services Research is now open

Please find all information here >>>


Research Nurse Training Paper

The Research Nurse Training Paper by the Enpr-EMA working group on educational training of research staff on paediatric clinical trials has now been published in BMJ Paediatrics Open.

The article "Investigating the roles and training of paediatric research nurses working across Europe: a questionnaire-based survey" can be found here >>>


SAVE THE DATE 16-20.6.2019
ISPP 2019 will be held in Switzerland

The 12th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP) will be held in Basel, Switzerland >>>.

The overarching theme of this international, interdisciplinary conference on pain in infants, children, and adolescents will be "Children and families as partners in pain management", aiming to bring together cutting-edge interprofessional basic and applied science on pediatric pain management by inviting scientists and clinicians from all over the world and by including children's and parents' perspectives and experiences.

We are focusing on the development of a program that considers the needs of scientists, clinicians and educators for updated evidence without neglecting the most important stakeholders: suffering children and their families. An education day, plenary lectures, workshops, and poster sessions, as well as meals and social events, will give you the opportunity to interact with the international scientific community, present your data, and enlarge your network.

Please find more information about ISPP 2019 on our webpage: www.ispp2019.org and at the booth at the ISPP 2017 next month, www.ispp2017.org.


Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN): The website is online

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is a national initiative designed to promote the development of personalized medicine and personalized health in Switzerland. The SAMS heads the implementation of the Initiative on behalf of the Federal Government. Details on the initiative can be found on the newly launched website: www.sphn.ch.


SPSU launches its new website

Since over 20 years the Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU) - the national survey system to document rare paediatric pathologies and rare complications of more common diseases by children treated in hospitals in Switzerland - is a pillar stone in national surveillance. Through this network epidemiological questions were answered and new treatment regimens were found.

Pediatric researchers are kindly invited to use this network for their own study projects as it will support you via 33 participating hospitals, i.e. all pediatric clinics of Switzerland. Their return rate of questionnaires is always 100%!

For the conduct of your clinical study the infrastructure of SwissPedNet is at your disposal.

Please find more information here >>> and directly on the website www.spsu.ch.


10th IMI 2 Call
Creation of a pan-European Paediatric Clinical Trials Network

On 4 January 2017 IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) launched its 10th call for submission of project proposals under the IMI 2 programme. 

Further information is available at euresearch.ch and imi.europa.eu.

CONNECT4CHILDREN responds and is building a large, integrated, sustainable European Consortium of national networks, specialty networks and individual clinical sites liaising closely with industrial partners.

SwissPedNet is the Swiss partner in this consortium.

Find all details in the Newsletter Issue 1 >>>



Press release "PedCRIN kick-off"

ECRIN has announced the launch of the Paediatric Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PedCRIN).

The three-year project brings together ECRIN and the founding partners of the European Paediatric Clinical Trial Research Infrastructure (EPCT-RI) to develop capacity for the management of multinational paediatric clinical trials.

Beneficiary of this Horizon 2020 project in Switzerland is SwissPedNet, the Swiss hub of the EPCT-RI and PedCRIN.

Please find all information directly here >>>


New online course on children and clinical research

The Nuffield Council, in collaboration with the Global Health Network, has produced a new online training course. The course is available in English and Spanish.

The Council has worked with the Global Health Network to produce the online training course Children and Clinical Research, published today on the network’s Training Centre.

Available in English and Spanish, the course is aimed at researchers and members of ethics committees globally, to give them confidence in thinking through the challenges of carrying out research with children and young people. The course is free and open to anyone (though registration on the site is required), and takes 45-60 minutes to complete. A certificate is issued on successful completion.

This resource is based on the Council’s recent report which explores ethical issues around the involvement of children and young people in clinical research. It also draws on previous Council work on the ethics of healthcare research in developing countries.


Research collaboration dedicated to children

You find the press release about the SwissPedNet here:

Press release German

Press release French

SwissPedNet Factsheet