11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland


This edition includes thematic sessions that cover a wide variety of topics, such as health and well-being, education and labour market, families, migration, or politics and attitudes. It also includes a special session organized by TREE as well as by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office.

25th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano. Register now!

13/08/2021 - 27/08/2021

We are glad to announce that the Summer School will take place as foreseen in Lugano. Should the situation require it, the Summer School will switch to remote mode.

Save the date for the next SHP workshop!

13/09/2021 - 15/09/2021

On the first day, there will be an introduction to the SHP and the R software. On the second and third day the workshop will focus on data management with R, based on data from the SHP. The workshop will be led by Dr. Hannah Klaas and Dr. Erika Antal from FORS.


Pre-release of the EVS Trend File 1981-2017

We are happy to announce the pre-release of the EVS Trend File 1981-2017. This file is constructed from the five EVS waves and covers almost 40 years. In altogether 159 surveys, more than 223.000 respondents from 48 countries/regions were interviewed.  

First partial release for the ISSP 2019 on Social Inequality V

The ISSP team at the GESIS Data Archive is glad to announce the publication of the first partial data release of ISSP 2019 Social Inequality V, including data from Switzerland and 14 other countries.

SHARE-ERIC celebrates its 10th anniversary as the first ERIC ever

To date, more than 12,000 researchers in 75 countries are working with SHARE data and have produced more than 3,000 SHARE-based publications.

FORS Annual Report 2020

The FORS Annual Report 2020 showcases our methodological research in the social sciences, our data and research information services, scientific collaboration programs and publications.