Point-prevalence study 2022

The submission deadline for the call is March 31, 2022.

Please submit your proposal using the SwissPedNet PPS application form and send it

to: info@STOP-SPAM.swisspednet.ch
subject line: SwissPedNet PPS 2022 call/ Name of applicant

Find all information below also as download: Call for multi-center PPS


The General Assembly 2021 agreed to do a Point-Prevalence Study (PPS) within SwissPedNet – the network of clinical pediatric hubs – in 2022.

The aim is to test the proper functioning of the individual hubs and to test the process of data retrieval within the clinical information systems.

The project should focus on collecting data about e.g., dosing and use of medication, use of any kind of treatment, prevalence of any disease, etc. in all hospitals. It will engage all hubs and is an opportunity to get all together and provide proof of our efforts within our network.

The SwissPedNet board together with the assigned project leader of the PPS will determine the time period in 2022 during which SwissPedNet sites will be expected to implement the PPS. Participation will be expected of all hubs as part of their agreements with SwissPedNet.

The PPS should be analyzed and finalized in the first laf of 2023 so that the result can be used for the SERI application for the funding period 2025-2029.

Submission requirements


The call is open to all investigators and study coordinators working in one of the SwissPedNet clinical pediatric hubs, SwissPedPha or SwissPedRegistry.

Study project

The study proposal involves a clinical or epidemiological research question that will reveal status or prevalence of the topic in question within our network of clinical pediatric hubs.

The study topic can preferably be combined with a retrospective study using selected data from SwissPedData, to be extracted from the clinical information systems at sites.

The study must be multi-centric and be conducted within the SwissPedNet research infrastructure in all nine clinical pediatric hubs.

Submission of proposals

The following must apply in order for your submission to be considered complete:

  • Provide your full name, degree, institution, address and e-mail address including your CV
  • State your question and list your aims and the methods to achieve them
  • Explain the potential benefit of your study result(s) for the pediatric community
  • The use of the specific proposal form, available on www.swisspednet.ch, is mandatory
  • Provide your application in English


Evaluation process

The SwissPedNet Board will evaluate the applications, conflicts of interest will be considered.

One project will be chosen and carried out during the designated study period.

Final decision will be communicated on April 30, 2022 directly to the applicant and on the SwissPedNet website.