With the special programme Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT), the SNSF is promoting clinical studies in under-researched areas that do not attract industry interest. The call is limited to prospective, randomised, controlled and multicentric intervention studies.
Researchers who intent to participate send a letter of intent to the SNSF by September 1, 2017.
The deadline for the submission of applications is November 1, 2017.
Details are given on the SNSF website >>>
SPHN is launching its first call for proposals aimed at the development of a national interoperable research infrastructure ecosystem for competitive personalized health research.
SPHN Grants will be awarded to projects aiming at the development, implementation and validation of a data infrastructures that allow connecting research institutions and hospitals in order to share and use health-related data across Switzerland.
Deadline for submission: 15 September 2017
Detailed information you find here >>>
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.
The National Research Council has approved seven investigator initiated clinical trials. You find the winners of the 2nd IICT call here >>>
We congratulate the team of the UKBB for their successful application!
The third IICT call will be launched in mid-July 2017.
The IICT programme from the SNSF is targeted at researchers who wish to conduct an independent investigator initiated clinical trial. Support will be given to studies that are not in the industry focus and whose topics are as yet under-researched.
There will be one call each year, up to and including 2020.
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.
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.
On 4 January 2017 IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) launched its 10th call for submission of project proposals under the IMI 2 programme.
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.
For all interested people: OPEN WEBINAR ON 2 MARCH 2017 | 14.00 CET TO PRESENT THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE PROPOSAL. Find all details in the Newsletter Issue 1 >>>
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 >>>
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.
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.