26th Summer School in Social Science Methods

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.

Free data management webinar on “informed consent”


FORS offers four free webinars as part of the Data Management Webinar Series: Informed consent (27.09.22), Documentation (11.10.2022),  Anonymisation of quantitative data (1.11.22), Anonymisation of qualitative data (22.11.22).


The special issue on the Swiss National Elections 2019 is out now!

Issue edited by Nathalie Giger, Denise Traber and Anke Tresch. Published in the Swiss Political Science Review.

The FORS replication service: our new service for your replication materials

The FORS replication service is a free solution for journals and researchers to facilitate the sharing of the replication materials underlying publications.

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.

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.