26th Summer School in Social Science Methods. Register now.

11/08/2022 - 26/08/2022

The programme of the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now. Registration is open.

Schweizer Methodenfestival für qualitative Forschungsmethoden 

07/09/2022 - 08/09/2022

In 15 Ateliers können sich Interessierte über den aktuellen Stand verschiedener Methoden informieren und Fragen sowie ihre eigenen Projekte mit Expertinnen und Experten diskutieren.

Data management webinar on “informed consent”


Due to the success of the past four webinars, FORS offers four new webinars as part of the Data Management Webinar Series. The registration will open soon.


The SNSF gives the green light for the project “Swiss Direct Democracy in the 21st Century”

Eight Swiss universities, the Liechtenstein-Institute and FORS are involved in the project. FORS is responsible for the data collection.

Call for questions: Selects 2023

Selects is a SNSF-funded project to study electoral behavior in Switzerland. For the study of the 2023 national elections, we invite researchers to propose questions. The deadline is July 8, 2022.

New data access portal to obtain ESS data

The new data portal will allow users to search and download European Social Survey data on 18,000 questions and variables contained in 60 downloadable data files.

Publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2020 “Environment IV”

The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2020 Environment IV (ZA7650_v1.0.0) with data from 14 countries, including Switzerland.