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.