FORS bulletin                                       N°4/2016

Dear reader,

This is the last issue of the FORS bulletin for this year. Enjoy reading it. We wish you very happy holidays!


Evolution of research practices: we are interested in your opinion

Does the improvement of research in the social sciences matter to you?

Please take 5-10 minutes to take part in our survey! Your answers will help us to better understand your needs, and to offer the best possible services to the scientific community.

Click here to complete the survey


The data of the VOTO survey of the Swiss popular vote 25.09.2016 are now available

The VOTO surveys are a joint project between FORS, the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau ZDA  and the LINK institute. They are financed by the Swiss Federal Chancellery. Since autumn 2016, the Confederation entrusted the surveys to the VOTO community, which took over this task from the VOX surveys.

The data of the VOTO survey 25.09.2016

Summary of the VOTO survey results 25.09.2016

The VOTO survey 25.09.2016


International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland (2017)

The Swiss Household Panel launches a call for abstracts for the 9th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland (June 6-7, 2017).

They welcome contributions based on longitudinal data, such as the "Swiss Household Panel" SHP, "Transitions from Education to Employment" TREE, the "Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe" SHARE and the "Swiss Survey of Children and Youth" COCON.

Call for abstracts

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 January 2017.



January 27, 2017
University of Bern
Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair.
Registration is required. There are still some places available.

June 6-7, 2017
University of Lausanne
9th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland.


Bâtiment Géopolis, 5th floor
Reception desk - room 5614
CH-1015 Lausanne