The Swiss National Cohort

The Swiss National Cohort (SNC) is a long-term, population based multipurpose cohort and research platform. The current version of the SNC is based on census data from 1990 and 2000 that were linked to mortality, life birth and emigration records until 2015, and to the newly introduced Registry Based Census (RBC) and annual structural surveys from 2010 onward. The SNC enables research in a wide range of Public Health subjects, in particular in combination with other longitudinal or environmental data.

The Swiss National Cohort is a collaboration of the Public Health institutes in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zürich. The SNC is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

As of 2022, the Federal Statistical Office is responsible for the SNC data. Please refer to this website for more information, data requests and contact details.