HON – Health On the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch) was founded to encourage the dissemination of quality health information for patients and professionals, and to facilitate access to the latest and most relevant medical data.The HONcode certification is an ethical standard aimed at offering quality health information. It demonstrates the intent of a website to publish useful, objective and correct data. The NICER website adheres to these HONcode principles:

Principle 1 – Authority

All information provided on this website has been prepared by experts in the respective fields and reviewed by the NICER Coordination Centre (NCC) for accuracy.

Overall editorial responsibility for the website has Matthias Lorez, Senior Bio Statistician (not a medical professional).

Individual Sections have been provided by:

Section General Dr. Ulrich Wagner, Health Professional
Section Cancer Registration Dr. Ulrich Wagner, Health Professional
Section Data Dr. Anita Feller, Epidemiologist
Section Statistics
Dr. Matthias Lorez, Biostatistician 
Section Research
Dr. Volker Arndt
Section Contact Us, Impressum Nina Pupikofer, Administration

Principle 2 – Purpose of the website

Information provided on our website is of scientific nature or for public information. It is not intended to and in no way replaces personal consultation with health care providers for medical issues.

This site is for both the general public and scientists. 

Principle 3 – Confidentiality

On this website cookies are being used, exclusively to improve the usability of the content (language selection), without any further storage of other data or user input. If necessary you can disable the usage of cookies for this website in your browser.

NICER does not record visits to our website in any way. If you do not want your own computer to record the visit, please delete your browser’s history and its temporary files after leaving.

Principle 4 – Documentation

The HONcode requires information presented on this website to be attributed to the author and dated. The contents of the NICER website have been prepared by the NICER Coordination Center staff. Where information is of scientific importance, authorship, sources and dates are cited.

Principle 5 – Justification of claims

NICER as institution strives to make accessible epidemiological information on cancer. We follow internationally accepted scientific guidelines for acquiring, aggregating and reporting on this data.

Principle 6 – Website contact details

To contact us on any issue regarding this website, please go to the Contact section. 

Principle 7 – Disclosure of funding sources

The website is funded fully by the foundation itself. NICER is mainly funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

Principle 8 – Advertising policy

This site contains no advertisement.