FORS Lunch Seminar on


Dr. Elfie Swerts will present, a strategic initiative that aims to facilitate access to and linkage of data for research purposes.

Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon. Submit your ideas by November 30!

18/01/2021 - 20/01/2021

Students, academics, developers and service providers from Switzerland and beyond are invited to connect on ideas, projects and tools in this three-day hackathon. FORS and SWITCH are organising this virtual Open Research Data Hackathon to strengthen collaboration around Open Research Data.

15th conference on “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe”

08/03/2021 - 10/03/2021

This conference will address the theme: “Increasing Divergence and Changing Social Trends in Europe? Longer-term Developments and Consequences of the Pandemic”. Submit your paper! The deadline for your proposals is December 4, 2020.


First results of the Swiss Household Panel Covid-19 study

The Swiss Household Panel has launched a special wave to assess the living conditions during the semi-lockdown in spring 2020. The data of the study are available on FORSbase.

Call for abstracts for the SHP conference in 2021

The 11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will take place at the University of Lausanne in June 9-10, 2021. Submit your session proposal or your abstract for a presentation or a poster until January 31, 2021.

Report on how to improve data access and data linkage

FORS and provide first concrete proposals on how the institutional and legal framework could be designed to improve data access and data linkage.

Large loss in studying time during the closure of schools in Switzerland in 2020

The results, which are based on an evaluation of the data from the Swiss Household Panel, show a significant decrease in learning time for all.