Key figures

SERI’s contribution represents 41% of our institute’s 2021 budget, excluding the specific BioMedIT/SPHN funding. CHF 10.8 million were raised in addition to fulfil SIB’s mission.

1 SIB received CHF 1.7 million of government funds for the SPHN Data Coordination Centre. In addition, SIB received CHF 4.6 million in 2021 for BioMedIT (SEE P. 38), out of which CHF 1.4 million were used for BioMedIT projects and computational nodes.
2 Loss of income insurances, etc.
3 SIB’s Management and support teams are funded by the Swiss government as well as through the provision of internal services.


Funds2021 activities
As of 1 january 2022

Sustained federal support

At the occasion of SIB's 20th birthday (1998-2018), we asked Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) what has made SIB eligible for federal funding over the past years and how was Switzerland positioned internationally regarding its bioinformatics infrastructure. He also gives us his vision of the field's main challenges for the next 20 years.

Evolution of the SERI funding

2022 SERI funding web

A sustained support of the federal government to SIB over the years, matching the growing need for bioinformatics infrastructure provision.