Who owns this website?

This website is owned by the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO). The website is operated by the Project Management (PM) Platform of the SCTO. Contact details can be found here.

The SCTO is an independent, national, and publicly funded organisation which is organised as an association within the meaning of Art. 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. Its registered office is in Bern.

The SCTO carries out its the mission to advance academic clinical research in Switzerland by coordinating the Clinical Trial Units (CTU) Network, a well-established clinical research infrastructure, and by liaising with counterparts in Europe. To further streamline clinical research infrastructures, in 2017 the SCTO established a network of interconnected, topic-based platforms to serve as pools of expertise on key areas in clinical research.


The SCTO and its PM Platform aim to make a wide variety of high-quality information available through this website. They endeavour to provide this information in a correct form and according to the most current state of knowledge. However, the SCTO and its PM Platforms shall not be liable for the correctness, accuracy, or completeness of the information or for ensuring that it is up to date.

Furthermore, no legal rights can be derived from the information. The SCTO and its PM Platform shall not be liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of using this web portal, including but not limited to loss or damage incurred from incorrect information or technical issues. In addition, the SCTO and its PM Platform shall not be liable for the content and availability of other websites that can be accessed through links on this website. As a rule, the SCTO and its PM Platform do not offer any online advice, and a timely response to enquiries cannot be guaranteed. The SCTO and its PM Platform reserve the right to cease operation of this website at any time and without prior warning and reserve the right to amend, make additions to, or delete any or all content.

Unless specified, the documents available for download reflect the views of the SCTO and its PM Platform. The SCTO cannot be held liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


The overall design and structure of this website are protected by copyright. Downloading or printing individual pages or images for personal, non-commercial use is permitted. Copying individual pages or images for public, non-commercial purposes is permitted as long as our copyright and restrictions regarding commercial and further use are referenced. Further use requires prior written approval from the SCTO, in particular for complete or partial copying for commercial purposes, electronic distribution, or distribution via other means, for modification, and for any connection to commercial and/or public use.

Website text content

All texts to be found directly on the website are licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0. These texts can be shared and adapted as long as you give appropriate credit to the SCTO and its PM Platform (unless stated otherwise), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes have been made. To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.

Links accessible on the website

The CC BY-NC 4.0 license does not apply to texts accessible via the links available on this website. Copyright issues are to be clarified with the owners of those websites.

Data privacy

General data collection

When you access this website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information is recorded in the server log file and includes the type of web browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address, and the like. This information is collected to provide a trouble-free connection to the website, to ensure the proper functioning of our website, to evaluate system safety and stability, and for other administrative purposes.

Your data will not be used to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is only evaluated statistically in order to optimise our internet presence and the technology behind it. This data is stored for a maximum of 10 years.

Use of own cookies

When calling up certain pages, a so-called session cookie is set. This is a small text file that is automatically deleted from your computer at the end of the browser session. This file is used exclusively to run certain applications. With most web browsers, you can change the settings so that your browser does not accept new cookies or you can have cookies deleted. You can usually find out how this works for your specific browser by using its help function.

Contact and “Topic Feedback” button

If you contact us with a specific request or comment, we will use your e-mail address to reply with an appropriate response. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purposes. If you submit data via the “Topic Feedback” button, they will be stored for a maximum of 10 years.


Website Concept and Texts

Project Management Platform of the SCTO

Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO)

Effingerstrasse 35, CH-3008 Bern

Tel: +41 31 307 10 40 | info@scto.ch


Visual Concept and Design


St. Johanns-Vorstadt 46

CH-4056 Basel +41 61 321 50 34 | team@howaldbiberstein.ch


Website Development

esense GmbH

Burgweg, CH-4058 Basel +41 61 271 35 01 | info@esense.ch

Use of Matomo

Easy-GCS analytics is based on Matomo, which is the leading open-source analytics platform that provides relevant and reliable insights into user behaviour (the data is not used for any other purpose). The data and information collected by Matomo is 100% owned and controlled by Easy-GCS. Matomo is used by more than 1,000,000 websites worldwide, including large corporations, governments & non-profit organisations. Matomo offers an advanced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Manager to ensure websites are fully compliant with current and evolving GDPR privacy regulations. With Matomo Cloud data is stored in Europe and no data is transferred to the US.