Exploring feasibility and finding data sources are the first steps of planning a research project.
For prospective medical research studies, it is important to know, for instance, how many patients with certain characteristics are treated in a hospital over a defined period of time. This information facilitates study design decisions including number of patients, number of sites to include, and timelines for patient recruitment. For a retrospective study, it is important to know what and where data exists that is potentially useable for research.
To promote both feasibility analysis and findability of data according to the FAIR principles, SPHN is working on the following two projects, which will facilitate multi-site collaborations in Switzerland: