SPHN Federated Query System (FQS) Training


Event details

Date 16.06.2023
Category Cultural events

In this training, we provide practical information and guidance on how to use the SPHN Federated Query System (FQS) for feasibility assessments of research projects.  
The SPHN FQS allows researchers to query data from all five Swiss university hospitals using a single tool. Researchers can search harmonized data coded in national and international terminologies and assess whether and where there are patients or patient data that may be relevant to a particular research question.
The FQS allows researchers to assess the feasibility of their project by running simple queries against a subset of clinical data from all five hospitals. It also enables the creation and optimization of inclusion and exclusion criteria for study protocols. Queries may include demographic information (age and gender), diagnosis (ICD-10), procedures (CHOP), medication (ATC) and lab test (LOINC) and lab results with units (according to UCUM).

Currently, the system includes over 130 Mio data elements from over 600’000 patients, who signed a general consent. The data in FQS is completely anonymized, and hospitals retain full control of their data at all times because queries are performed in a decentralized manner.
Learning outcomes:
- Use the FQS, create queries and interpret the results 
- Understand the potential and limitations of the SPHN FQS 
Target audience:
The primary target of this training are ETH Researchers interested in accessing and using the system.
New users are asked to register for an account for the SPHN FQS through the BioMedIT portal prior to the training (find instructions here: https://sphn.ch/document/sphn-federated-query-system-access/)
Format: Webinar
Date: 16 June 2023
Time: 11h00-12h00
Direct registration link: https://rb.gy/zfemk
For more information about the event, please contact the EPFL Research Office at [email protected].

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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