The Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CEB), the Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), the Chair of Health Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics (DHE) and the Basel Pharmacoepidemiology Unit (BPU) have established a network of excellence; the S-CORE: Swiss Centre for Comparative Effectiveness and Health Economic Research.

The partners have already successfully cooperated on several research projects and acquired funding. They have identified the complementary strengths of each institution and a high potential for synergies and future collaboration. They have expertise in a number of closely related areas, implying large potential for economies of scale and scope in areas such as HTA, evidence synthesis and meta-analysis, pharmacoepidemiological and drug safety studies, the design and analysis of large observational and randomised studies, data management, biostatistics, decision-analytic modelling, health economic evaluation and health economics.