Vision and mission


The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics fosters excellence in data science to support progress in biological research and health.


SIB leads and coordinates the field of bioinformatics in Switzerland. Our data science experts join forces to advance biological and medical research and enhance health by:

  • providing the national and international life science community with a state-of-the-art bioinformatics infrastructure, including resources, expertise and services
  • federating world-class researchers and delivering training in bioinformatics

Strategic goals

In order to achieve these two missions, SIB has established four strategic goals:

  • create, maintain and disseminate core bioinformatics databases, software and services worldwide
  • offer key competencies and research support in bioinformatics to the national life science community
  • federate bioinformatics research groups from Swiss universities and research institutes and foster collaboration and innovation at the highest level of scientific excellence
  • train first-rate researchers