CRA Exchange Format

Information on the "CRA Exchange Format" (February 2020)

Only available in German, French and Italian.

Information, basics and data structure "Implementation CRA" (October 2019)

In this compressed file you will find the various legal bases of the CRA and its implementation, as well as official documents of the Federal Office of Public Health on the subject. It was made available to institutions and persons subject to reporting requirements under the CRA in June 2019. The address list of the cantonal / regional cancer registries and the data structure have been updated in the meantime.

Invitation hearing "Data exchange format KRG" (September 2019)

The invitations to the hearing 2019 of the report on the topic "Exchange format KRG" were announced. The exchange format defines the technical and semantic standard for reporting data to the cancer registry. This makes an important contribution to technical and semantic interoperability and thus to the efficient implementation of the reporting obligation and data processing under the Federal Act on the Registration of Cancer (Krebsregistrierungsgesetz-KRG, or loi sur l’enregistrement des maladies oncologiques-LEMO, respectively).

The hearing will take place from September 2nd to October 7th, 2019.

You can now request access to the respective online questionnaire by entering your name and organisation at the following e-mail address: . Please indicate in your e-mail in which language (German, French) you would like to submit your entries.

Information on data exchange format according to the KRG/LEMO (June 2019)

The vision of the KRG/LEMO includes a uniform data format throughout Switzerland for the reporting of institutions subject to reporting requirements to the cancer registry. The aim is to ensure that all stakeholders in cancer registration are aware of this vision and the concrete plans for it and can take it into account in their decisions.

For manufacturers of primary systems (hospital-, practice-, pathology information systems), the National Cancer Registration Office (NACR) will hold an information event together with the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) on August 14th, 2019.

A draft for the specification of the data format "exchange format KRG/LEMO" (in french and german) can be downloaded below. This can be used, for example, to build an export interface in a hospital information system. The national registration software will contain an import interface for the mentioned data format.