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FORS, committed to qualitative data

Beginning in September 2017 all data and metadata produced within projects financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) must be archived in non-commercial digital databanks. This new policy of (…)

FORSbase : improved search features

The search for research projects and data on FORSbase has been greatly improved by the display of a list of suggestions when you enter a keyword in the free text (…)


As a member of CESSDA, FORS is happy to announce that CESSDA becomes CESSDA ERIC. Having evolved from a network of European data service providers into a legal entity and (…)

Newly published FORS report on data sharing and re-use

To better understand researchers’ attitudes, practices, and needs specifically regarding data sharing and re-use, FORS conducted  an online survey of social science researchers in Switzerland entitled Data sharing and re-use: Researcher practices, (…)

Ron Dekker becomes CESSDA’s new director

The General Assembly of CESSDA, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, appointed Ron Dekker as the new director at its meeting on 15 November 2016 in The Hague, the (…)