Since its creation in 1998, AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation Institute (AOCID) has conducted more than 100 clinical studies engaging over 350 clinics in 45 countries and enrolled more than 10’000 patients. Between 2010 and 2016, AOCID has published close to 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous presentations.
These impressive numbers form the bedrock of our credo:
“More than Opinions. Evidence.”
Martin Schuler, AOCID Director 

Martin Schuler

AOCID Director

AOCID_Annual Report 2018


AOCID office in Davos

Clavadelerstrasse 8

7270 Davos, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 81 414 28 01 

Fax: +41 81 414 22 80

AO Foundation office in Dübendorf

Stettbachstrasse 6

8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 44 200 24 20

Fax: +41 44 200 24 21



AOCID offices

AO headquarters


AOCID at a Glance​


Our Vision

A leading clinical research and health economics institute in trauma and orthopedic surgery.



Our Mission

​Service to patients worldwide through quality clinical studies, clinical research education, and expertise in health economics.


AOCID Advisory Committee

The AOCID Advisory Committee is a body comprised of members with surgical or business expertise. Together, they set the clinical research directions for AOCID and provide expert advice. 

In addition, the Director of AOCID, the CEO, COO, and CFO of the AO Foundation serve as ex-officio members. The AOCID Advisory Committee meets twice a year to review progress and set strategic goals.

As of August 2018, the committee members​ are:

Michael Fehlings 
Michael Fehlings
(Since 2018)
Andreas Platz
Andreas Platz
Medical Member
(Since 2015)
Risto Kontio 

Risto Kontio
Medical Member
(Since 2016)
Linggawati Tanamal 
Linggawati Tanamal
Business Expert
(Since 2018)​


AOCID unitsThe AOCID’s three functional units, Clinical Operations (CO), Medical Affairs & Health Economics (MA&HE), and Clinical Research Education (CRE) are united by the Business Development and Management (BD&M) unit. Organizationally separated, the four units nevertheless interact and support one another. Together, the four units of AOCID strive to provide our customers with high quality clinical research services.​

Interested in our expertise and services? We look forward to discussing your projects and needs!