Welcome to the Department of Clinical Research

As a leading institution for the promotion of academic clinical research, we stand for partnership-based collaboration between clinical researchers and experts from all disciplines.

We are committed to a culture of science that creates the foundation for evidence-based patient care of the future with the highest levels of innovation and quality.

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Our competences


Academic clinical studies

Investigator-initiated Clinical Trials (IICTs)

[Translate to English:] Schweizkarte

Research close to clinical practice

Registries & Cohorts

[Translate to English:] Serverraum

Research with data from clinical routine

Patient Data & Samples

Tomachi App

Digital Health

Medical Apps & Software

[Translate to English:] W├╝rfel

Sustainable Improvement of Research


[Translate to English:] Patientenbeteiligung

Engagement & Participation

Patient Involvement

Selected partnerships


4 May 2021

Project Management in Clinical Study Operations

Registration for the new course on 8 - 10 November 2021 is open now.
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4 May 2021

The new DKF Newsletter is available

Every month, the DKF Newsletter provides you with an overview of the latest developments, funding opportunities, events, training courses, publications and awards.
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3 May 2021

Save the Date: Clinical Reseach Update Seminar on 29 Juni

The topic for our next seminar is: "Risik-based quality management in clinical research"
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15 April 2021

Continuing education at DKF remains online

Face-to-face training at the University of Basel will be reintroduced in small steps as of 26 April. Due to the uncertain situation and numerous requirements, DKF training courses will take place online as planned for the time being.

13 April 2021

DKF director Pauli-Magnus confirmed as president of SCTO

Prof. Christiane Pauli-Magnus has been confirmed in her position as President of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO), national coordination platform for patient-oriented clinical research, for additional three years. Congratulations!
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31 March 2021

Parallel submission of clinical trials with medical devices

Swissmedic announces changes to its authorisation practice as of 1 May. In addition, the authority draws attention to the new requirements for investigational devices without CE marking.
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