CTU Bern


New members of staff: Anna and Quentin

We are pleased to welcome Anna Wyss as a new member of staff here at CTU Bern. Anna is currently doing her master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Bern. At CTU she is working as a junior research assistant in Central Data Monitoring. Welcome Anna!

We are also pleased to welcome Quentin Haas as a new member of staff. Quentin got his PhD in biomedical science with a specialization in immunology at the Inselspital and worked afterwards for the past 6 months for Risklick. At CTU he is working as a project manager for VACCELERATE. Welcome Quentin!

Medical devices: Lost in translation?

10th SCTO SYMPOSIUM - 8 June 2021, online

Together with Bern University Hospital, the University of Bern, and sitem-insel AG (Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine), the SCTO is holding its 10th symposium on 8 June 2021.


Shiny App implementation of the COVID-19 Social Monitor

The COVID-19 Social Monitor is a population-based online survey which informs the public, health authorities, and the scientific community about relevant aspects and potential changes in social and health behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic in Switzerland. As of March 2021, 14 survey waves have been conducted since the first survey in March 2020. Click here to read more.

CTU Newsletter März 2021

  • VACCELERATE –  ein Netzwerk, das für die Koordination und Durchführung von COVID-19-Impfstoffstudien in Europa geschaffen wurde
  • Nächste Kurstermine

CTU Bern becomes national coordinator of the European project VACCELERATE

VACCELERATE is a network created for the coordination & execution of COVID-19 vaccine Trials in Europe, currently involving 214 clinical trial sites in 30 countries. The project plans to address key questions of interest outside the big registration trials, such as vaccine efficacy in virus variants, trials in children, pregnant women, immunocompromised patients, trials on combination of different vaccines and others. Click here to read more.

New member of staff: Danielle Wirz

We are pleased to welcome Danielle as a new member of staff here at CTU Bern. She did her bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences at University College London and recently completed her master’s in Health Science and Technology at ETH Zürich. During her master’s thesis Danielle worked part-time as a research assistant at the Bundesamt für Sport. Her role at CTU will be Clinical Trial Monitor. Welcome Danielle!


In October 2020 the Swiss Reproducibility Network (SwissRN) was founded. It is a peer-led consortium that aims to promote and ensure rigorous research practices in Switzerland. Within the network universities form nodes that organise different activities. At the University of Bern we want to initiate a journal club which will give you the opportunity to get a gentle intro to matters of good scientific practice or, along the way, more advanced discussions in a cross-disciplinary setting - paired with your favourite beverage. Click here to read more.

SNSF IICT Call Deadline: 25th May, 2021

The IICT programme is targeted at researchers who wish to conduct an investigator initiated clinical trial. Applicants must submit a letter of intent (LOI) via mySNF by 25 May 2021.

Please contact us for a consulting so we can support you in developing your study idea: 
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Experience tells us, that early involvement of a CTU considerably improves the quality of proposals. Writing of IICT call proposals is labor-intense (but rewarding and fun). More information on the call can be found here.

New member of staff: Samantha Chan

We are pleased to welcome Samantha as a new member of staff here at CTU Bern. Samantha obtained her PhD in Biomedical Science at the University of Bern. She then worked as a scientist in development of medical device and in the field of quality management of clinical research. Welcome Samantha!

Schweizer Gesundheitsstudie

1000 Proband*innen sind das Ziel bis Ende 2021 – Der Einschluss geht weiter!

Die Schweizer Gesundheitsstudie soll Aufschluss über die Gesundheit der Schweizer Bevölkerung geben.

Langfristiges Ziel ist es insbesondere, den Einfluss von Umweltfaktoren, Chemikalien, Lebensstil und Infektionskrankheiten wie z.B. COVID-19 auf die Gesundheit allgemein und die häufigsten Volkskrankheiten zu untersuchen.

Klicken Sie hier für weitere Informationen.