About us

EUPATI Switzerland – the story

In 2013, the Positivrat Schweiz, the Patient Advocates for Cancer Research and Treatment (PACRT), the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) and the University Hospital Basel (USB) created an informal network of stakeholders in Switzerland interested in medicines research and development and patient involvement. Shortly thereafter, the team began to collaborate closely with Swissmedic, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products.

In 2014, representatives from other patient organisations and the pharmaceutical industry joined the network and together several public events were organised to raise awareness for EUPATI in Switzerland (2014 in Bern, 2015 in Lausanne and 2016 in Bern).

With the aim to support patient involvement in medicines research and development in Switzerland, we decided to formalise the Swiss network to a legal entity. On October 4, 2016 the National Platform became the legal entity of an association under Swiss law – EUPATI CH.

For more information please visit our association section or contact us ([email protected]).

Become EUPATI CH member

Membership of EUPATI CH is open to all interested persons: patients, patient advocates, patient organisations, consumer organisations, academics, institutions, university hospitals, healthcare associations, industry representatives, companies, government agencies representatives, regulatory authorities, medical journalists.

Please send your completed application form for membership to the Executive Board, via its secretariat. By applying for membership (in writing or verbally) you automatically agree with our statutes.

The Executive Board will inform you on its decision on your membership application.

Categories of membership
EUPATI CH has the following membership categories:

  • Ordinary members: individual persons,
  • Ordinary members: institution representatives
  • Supporting members with no voting rights: institutions who wish to financially support without conditions

Application form
You can download the application form here

Membership fees
Membership fees for 2020 were determined by the General Assembly on April 23, 2020, a hardship clause exists for individuals who cannot pay this amount (see statutes):

  • Individual persons: CHF 30.-
  • Institutions / Organisations: at least CHF 50.- (but are most welcome to pay a higher amount)
  • Supporting Institutions / Organisations: CHF 2000.-