20 November 2018
Cancellation deadline:
14 November 2018
Heinz Stockinger, Diana Coman Schmid
Academic: 0 CHF
For-profit: 0 CHF
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No future instance of this course is planned yet


Within the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and related national initiatives researchers use patient data (i.e., confidential human data) in their research projects. Dealing with confidential human data requires awareness of data privacy, respective laws and information security. This course explains what should be done in practice to protect the patients’ privacy when performing biomedical research on human data.


This course is addressed to

  • Researchers using patient data in their research projects in SPHN
  • Project Leaders of SPHN projects
  • IT personnel providing information technology infrastructures (BioMedIT Nodes) for confidential human data

Learning objectives

Course objectives:

  • Train researchers, project leaders and IT personnel who use or operate confidential human data for research projects (focus on SPHN)
  • Provide overview of obligations and practical aspects when using human data on IT infrastructures (e.g. BioMedIT Nodes)

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • Have a good understanding of data privacy issues when dealing with confidential patient data in research projects
  • Have the necessary knowledge to conduct research respecting both legislation as well as information security requirements


Knowledge / competencies

Course participants are required to be formally involved in current or future SPHN projects.

There is no specific background knowledge required.


The course is free of charge.

Deadline for registration: 6 November 2018.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

ETH Zurich, main building, Room F 33.5, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich

The course will start at 13:30 and end around 15:30.

Additional information

Coordination: Heinz Stockinger (SIB), Diana Coman Schmid (ETH Zurich) with SPHN DCC

You are welcome to register to the SIB courses mailing list to be informed of all future courses and workshops, as well as all important deadlines using the form.

For more information about this, please contact training@sib.swiss.