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.

Register now for the FORS Data management webinar series !


This free online series of four webinars introduces you to the context of open research data. Learn about the requirements of funders and journals with respect to data sharing, get a better understanding of the legal and ethical framework in which your research is embedded. The first webinar starts on September 9.

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.


Register now for the free online webinar series on Data Management starting 09.09.21

Does your research involve data collection in a social science discipline? Do you wish to learn more about how to produce a DMP & how to apply good practices throughout the research process? If so, register now.

New MOSAiCH COVID-19 data release (Wave 3)

A new cumulated MOSAiCH COVID-19 dataset, including the three COVID-19 panel waves fielded from spring 2020 to spring 2021, is now available on FORSbase.

The MOSAiCH 2020 dataset is now published on FORSbase

We are happy to announce the release of the MOSAiCH/ISSP 2020 data on Environment and related topics, fielded in spring 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic increased social inequality in Switzerland in some respects

FORS and the HETSL have published a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the semi-lockdown in spring 2020 on the living conditions of households in Switzerland.