Support for clinical studies and research projects

From a research question to a scientific publication: We offer partnerships by supporting clinical studies and research projects of all kinds.


Our consulting services

Whether you are conducting a drug, medical device or other clinical trial, a cohort study or research with routine data:

  • We provide advice, directly
    and free-of-charge.

  • We arrange and coordinate
    all services.
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Tips & support

For concept creation  
Systematic literature search More information
Free statistics consultation More information
Refresh your statistical knowledge To the references
Recruitment of study participants More information
Integration of Patient % Publiv Involvement measures More information


To obtain approval  
Determining the study/project category according to the Human Research Act (HFG) Access the categoriser
Submission of the application to the ethics committee Access guideline


Around your research data  
Create your own REDCap® database More information
Importing data from secuTrial® into R More information
Data transfer to the DKF For instructions


For study preparation  
Training for new Study Nurses at the USB Arrange appointment
Templates for forms, checklists, logs, etc. Request access
SOP templates Request access


During study conduct  
Adverse event reporting Access info sheets
Study inclusion of children, adolescents or persons in emergency situations Access info sheets
Consent of persons providing their data and samples Access info sheet


SCTO platforms

Tools & Resources

Tools and information resources for academic clinical research compiled by the national platforms of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO)

More information


Free-of-charge for DKF research groups

Data Analysis/Statistics
Statistics consultation
Sample size calculation and feasibility check


Data Management
Validated RedCap® instance for own development of a study database


Data Science
Consultation hour for technical questions on data preparation and visualisation, R and RShiny programming


Monitoring plans for category A studies


Outpatient Study Centre
Use of faciliies and infrastructure


Patient & Public Involvement

Support in writing PPI plans and implementing PPI measures

Support in implementing PPI measures


Project Management
Support and Management of Data Safety Monitoring Boards


Quality Affairs
Consulting on quality management systems (QMS)
Use of the QMS tool Orca
Support during audits & inspections, incl. preparation of CAPA plan


Regulatory Affairs
Regulatory review of study documents
Initial submission to ethics committee and authorities
Submission of amendments (after prior evaluation)
Support and Management of Data Transfer & Use Agreements
Study registration (applies to all studies at USB)