Our clinical project BEATS follows the FePsy ('Früherkennung von Psychosen': early detection of psychoses) project, which was conducted from 2000 to 2017 under the direction of Prof. Anita Riecher-Rössler in Basel.

BEATS aims to improve the scientific foundations for psychosis early detection and treatment using data collected in everyday clinical practice.

You can contribute to our project by allowing us to use medical data from your patient file (collected during your assessment and treatment in the clinic) for research purposes in pseudonymised form.

According to Swiss privacy laws, only certain authorised employees the UPK Basel have access to your data and samples, which can only be used for research projects that have been previously approved by an appropriate ethics committee. Before your data are used for research, they are pseudonymised, i.e., your name and date of birth are replaced by a code in order to make it impossible for third parties to follow the information back to your person. Only few individuals in the UPK have access to the file matching your name to the code.

Your consent to using your data is optional and voluntary, and does not have any impact on your treatment in the clinic. You can also revoke your consent at any later time point.

Project team

  • Prof. Dr. med. Christian Huber
  • Jennifer Küster
  • Dr. phil. Barbara Bailey
  • Frank Heitzler


Tel. +41 61 325 81 02