Swiss Centre for Antibiotic resistance is a regional and national surveillance and research program for antibiotic resistance and antibiotic consumption in human medicine. was established in the frame of National Research Program 49 "antibiotic resistance" of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) . The project is funded by the SNF until end of the year 2007. Since 2008 the project is funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health and the University of Bern. is supported by the following organisations: