Symposium “Ethical issues in social science research”

08/11/2018 - 09/11/2018

The symposium “Ethical issues in social science research” aims to provide a space for reflection and debate by (re)placing ethical issues at the centre of research practice. It is organized […]

Big Data in the Social Sciences – Challenges and Opportunities


On 9 November 2018, the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences is organising a symposium in Bern on the subject of Big Data in the Social Sciences and its […]

2nd Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair


Save the Date! Second Swiss Longitudinal Data Fair, February 14, 2019, University of Lausanne Searching for the right longitudinal data for your doctoral work or new research project? This one-day […]


State institutions and social trust among Swiss citizens

Social trust has typically been considered a deep-seated, thus stable, disposition. However, in accordance with institutional theory, a recent finding provides strong evidence for a causal influence of trust in […]

The 10th anniversary of FORS. Insights into the history of its origins

On September 12, 2018 FORS celebrated its 10th anniversary with the symposium “The future of data collection in the social sciences”. Here is a review of the impressive history of […]

Households and financial difficulties

Hard times. How do Households Cope with Financial Difficulties? Based on six waves of the Swiss Household Panel (2010-2015), Piotr Białowolski investigates in his study the impact of debt arrears and […]

Social Dynamics in Swiss Society

Edited by Robin Tillmann, Marieke Voorpostel, and Peter Farago, this book uses longitudinal data from the Swiss Household Panel to zoom in on continuity and change in the life course. […]