Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS)

Since 2008 the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study (STCS) prospectively enrols patients who receive a solid organ or hematopoetic stem cells in Switzerland. Standardized data collection  containing demographic, psychosocial, clinical, laboratory, and treatment information, is performed by physicians and study nurses at time of transplant, at six months and then yearly thereafter. The STCS is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and other research funds. More than 80 nested projects are performed in the framework of the STCS. In a collaborative effort with the Federal Office of Public Health, the cohort ensures compliance with the requirements of the Swiss law.
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Department of Infectious Disease and Hospital Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Müller
University hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich