Partners institutions

SIB is a federation of bioinformatics research and service groups from the major Swiss schools of higher education and renowned Swiss research institutes:

SIB Partners Map July2022 web

Other partners

SIB collaborates closely with several of the world's leading research institutions and service providers.


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The European Life Science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) integrates research data from all corners of Europe and ensures a seamless service provision that is easily accessible to all. This open access to the rapidly expanding and critical datasets will facilitate discoveries that benefit humankind.
SIB is the Swiss Node of ELIXIR. In many regards, SIB represents a key asset in the establishment of this pan-European bioinformatics infrastructure, be it through access to its world renowned and widely used core resources, its long expertise in most bioinformatics areas or its experience in bioinformatics teaching activities.


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The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Europe's flagship laboratory for the life sciences. EBI provides freely available molecular biology data and databases , which include UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, a collaboration among SIB, EBI and the Protein Information Resource PIR. EBI is a non-profit, intergovernmental organization funded by EMBL member states. Its 500 staff members represent 43 nationalities, and it welcomes a regular stream of visiting scientists throughout the year.




SWITCH is the competent and trusted partner for digitalisation issues that jointly concern the education, research and innovation community in Switzerland. The independent foundation helps universities and other partners within and outside the academic world to make effective and efficient use of the opportunities presented by digitalisation. SWITCH has been the registry for .ch and .li domain names since the early days of the internet. SIB partners with SWITCH's competence centre for security on the internet. SWITCH operates a multi-sector Computer Emergency Response Team providing services for universities as well as for the private sector.



The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world's leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Ground-breaking medical and technological applications have emerged from basic research conducted at the Weizmann Institute, such as the amniocentesis prenatal diagnostic test and affinity chromatography.