Tag: interoperability

  • Bringing meaning to biological data: knowledge graphs meet ChatGPT

    Can technologies like ChatGPT support life science researchers in exploring data they are not familiar with? This is the question our new Knowledge Representation unit investigated, through concrete examples from SIB’s leading open databases and...

  • Towards a national curriculum for life science Data Stewards

    SIB has joined forces with the University of Lausanne and several Swiss institutions to launch a new project to foster training and a national curriculum for Data Stewards, and is in charge of the life science part.

  • SIB catalyzes Open Research Data practices in Switzerland

    Several ORD projects led by or involving SIB Members have been awarded funding by swissuniversties.

  • The SwissBioData ecosystem gains further traction

    The vision to enable biological Open Research Data in Switzerland just onboarded new key partners.

  • Adding cell images from SwissBiopics to your resource: why and how

    Discover a library of interactive cell images for the visualization of subcellular location data.

  • Top score for the SwissBioData ecosystem proposal in scientific evaluation

    The aim of the SwissBiodata ecosystem (SBDe) is to boost Switzerland’s capacity to convert research data into knowledge and innovation. Led by SIB, the University of Bern, and 15 other Swiss institutions, the proposal has been submitted to the...

  • Data Stewardship at SIB: leading the way to Open Research Data

    Organizing biological and biomedical data for sharing and reuse – the ambition of Open Research Data – is at the core of SIB’s activities. From coordinating data in pan-European health projects according to the FAIR principles, to teaching life...

  • The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN): solutions for researchers

    From biomedical project planning to health data recruitment, from data transfer and analysis to their reuse: discover how the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) initiative, a project of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and SIB, helps...

  • The national infrastructure to boost personalized health research is up and running

    Connecting researchers from across Switzerland with biomedical data to foster personalized health: this is the aim of the national secure computing network BioMedIT, set up by the SIB in collaboration with ETH Zurich and the University of Basel.

  • One entry-point to query them all: the SPHN Federated Query System is online

    For the first time, biomedical researchers can assess the availability of consented datasets over all five university hospitals in Switzerland at once.

  • Global Alliance for Genomics and Health featured in Cell Genomics

    The latest special issue of the journal Cell Genomics features a collection of perspective, opinion, Q&A and technical papers dedicated to the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH).

  • How to make biomedical research data able to interact?

    Swiss specialists in data semantics define the national strategy for the interoperability of research data to enable a strong policy of promoting personalised medicine.

  • Joining a European consortium to improve psoriatic arthritis diagnostic and treatment

    European research organisations, pharmaceutical companies, SME’s and patient organisations have joined forces as partners to develop innovative personalised treatment options for people affected by psoriatic arthritis. SIB is delivering core data...

  • The SPHN fact-sheet 2020 is out

    Find out about the current status of the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) – a project of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and SIB -, its perspectives and goals for the next funding period.

  • 10 years of Human Proteome Project with neXtProt as reference database

    The Human Proteome Project (HPP) of the Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO) is ten years old. Its mission? To generate the map of the protein-based molecular architecture of the human body.

  • ENYO Pharma SA and SIB make human protein interaction data publicly available

    The SIB CALIPHO Group and ENYO Pharma SA worked hand-in-hand in a transnational public-private partnership (PPP) to make human protein interaction data publicly available and FAIR, through the SIB Resource neXtProt.

  • Towards a data management toolkit for life scientists

    SIB is one of the 29 research institutes across 22 European countries to be part of ELIXIR-CONVERGE, a project funded by the European Commission to help standardize life science data management across Europe to drive good data management,...

  • From Open Data to Open Knowledge: a video!

    Discover, in a short video clip, SIB’s vision on Open Data, one of the many facets of Open Science – the movement to make scientific research and its dissemination accessible to all levels of the society.

  • Bringing Swiss health data to biomedical research: an interoperability journey

    Health data from patients are typically generated and stored in a multitude of ways across Swiss hospitals. Making these data both accessible and useful to biomedical researchers is the goal of the Swiss Personalized Health Network initiative...

  • How will Swiss researchers retrieve nationwide clinical data in the near future?

    Thanks to the national initiative Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN), Switzerland is currently shifting from a fragmented health data landscape to a coordinated infrastructure enabling personalized health research. But how does this translate...

  • “The network we are building to empower personalized health research will be here to last”

    Personalized healthcare requires a solid foundation; establishing interoperability of biomedical information and building a national infrastructure provides such a basis. It is with this conviction that Katrin Crameri took over the reins of SIB’s...

  • A national infrastructure network to enable secure biomedical data processing: the BioMedIT project

    Today, we present an overview of the BioMedIT project, coordinated by SIB’s Personalized Health Informatics Group, as the first of a series of articles on SIB’s role in the development of a personalized health research infrastructure in...

  • SIB is part of a European project to improve data sharing and reuse in the life sciences

    SIB is lending its expertise in data management to the FAIRplus project, aiming to increase the discovery, accessibility and reusability of data from selected projects funded by the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), as well as...

  • Switzerland to contribute to the definition of international genomic data sharing standards

    The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has selected SPHN among its “2019 Driver Projects” that aim to develop and pilot standards for sharing genomic and health-related data.

  • Daniel Stekhoven's group

    What we do We are the NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies at the ETH Zurich. Our unit offers highly customizable bioinformatics, biostatistics and software engineering services for projects in the field of biomedical research and development....

  • Torsten Schwede - Thierry Sengstag's group

    What we do sciCORE is a center of competence in scientific computing located at the University of Basel. Over 240 research groups and facilities in the fields of bioinformatics, computational chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, and economics...

  • Frédérique Lisacek's group

    What we do In the Proteome Informatics Group (PIG), we are involved in software and database development for the benefit of the proteomics and glycomics communities. These resources are made available through the Expasy server. Software tools...

  • Personalized Health Informatics

    Focus on the group’s mission The role of the Personalized Health Informatics Group (PHI) is to establish mechanisms enabling nationwide interoperability and responsible sharing of health-related data, in particular in the context of the Swiss...


  • Introduction to openBIS

    This 1-day course for scientists provides a general overview of openBIS, followed by a practical training session.