FRIEND® COI is a non profit organization based on Swiss law.

The purpose of FRIEND® COI is the realization of scientific, interdisciplinary projects. Key objective is the integration of information that has various structures. FRIEND® COI uses research and development activities for adaption of new technologies to products in the form of a core project.

FRIEND® COI is a community of users and developers of FRIEND. FRIEND will be a product which enables System Wide Information Management (SWIM). The project management is done by SWISS CONSULTANT-NETWORK.