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Guiding Principle

ANRESIS, the Swiss Centre for Antibiotic Resistance is a nationwide, representative surveillance system and research instrument for antibiotic resistance and consumption. It is led by the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) of the University of Bern and is financially supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the IFIK.


ANRESIS continuously collects all anonymized resistance data which are generated in routine diagnostics from over 30 human medical laboratories and 9 laboratories from veterinary medicine as well as antibiotic consumption data from more than 70 hospitals and 1000 pharmacies.

ANRESIS provides processed and aggregated data to the public, as well as to authorities, hospitals, physicians and interested academic researchers. Data from individual hospitals are not published (Privacy Policy).

ANRESIS has a modular and flexible structure and is constantly being further developed. Additional modules include the bacteremia monitoring and the monitoring of Clostridium difficile infections.

ANRESIS is an important pillar in the struggle against the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. As a part of the national Strategy on Antibiotic Resistance (StAR) it has a broad support within Switzerland and is internationally well connected (Partners / Collaborations).

ANRESIS continuously collects all anonymized resistance data that is generated in routine diagnostics from

> 30 Laboratories for human medicine
9 Laboratories for veterinary medicine
> 70 Hospitals
> 1000 Pharmacies
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