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Mandate

FORS is a national centre of expertise in the social sciences. Its primary activities consist of:

  • production of survey data, including national and international surveys;
  • preservation and dissemination of data for use in secondary analysis;
  • research in empirical social sciences, with focus on survey methodology;
  • consulting services for researchers in Switzerland and abroad.

FORS collaborates with researchers and research institutes in the social sciences in Switzerland and internationally.