Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) GRANT 2018, Project Create Prima, 3 years, 1.5 mio. CHF
CREATE PRIMA – Clinical Research from multi-modality big data sources without proprietary interfaces in a multicenter approach
We are pleased to inform you that the NSB has decided to award our project “CREATE PRIMA – Clinical Research from multi-modality big data sources
without proprietary interfaces in a multicenter approach” with a contribution of CHF 1.48 mio. for a duration of 36 months.
Evaluation summary from the SPHN International Advisory Board (IAB)
The International Advisory Board expressed great enthusiasm for the proposed study, which is well in line
with the goals of SPHN and presents a highly innovative approach to the management of complex,
The proposal convinced the Board in multiple ways: Firstly, the vision of the proposed work was found to
be well laid out and the chosen approach a true effort at innovation. The indexing of data, rather than the
moving or copying was rated very positively, as confidentiality becomes less of an issue. The Board judged
the project to be original from the bottom-up as it involves the cantonal hospitals, which have a strong
interface with clinical routine. The Board acknowledged the large amount of convincing preliminary data
and expertise, which attest the usability of the proposed infrastructure. The clinical validation studies were
rated very strong. Lastly, the Board was impressed by the applicant’s clinical expertise and visionary
Despite the many merits found in the proposed study, concerns were expressed with respect to the
relationship with the commercial entity involved in the project. The Board emphasized the importance of
securing the technology as well as the associated IP in the long-term.
In summary, the International Advisory Board was convinced that the proposed study has the potential to
significantly contribute to the overall goals of SPHN and recommended to support the application with
highest funding priority, provided that the relationship with the commercial entity is clarified.
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* Excerpt of the SPHN assessment.