Data at FORS

In FORSbase, FORS’s online platform, you will find out about research projets in the social sciences conducted in Switzerland, as well as gain access to a large number of datasets. 

Furthermore, by archiving your projects on the platform, you will increase their visibility and ensure  the long-term preservation of your data.

The data and information made available for free in FORSbase are fastidiously treated and documented. Constantly enriched by the arrival of new data, FORSbase is a reliable and durable platform respecting current international standards: the FORS data service follows FAIR principles and has obtained the official certification CoreTrustSeal. The CoreTrustSeal is a community based non-profit organization promoting sustainable and trustworthy data infrastructures.

Are you looking for results for very specific survey questions and want to consult particular variables?

Visit FORS – De Visu, which allows you to view data from more than 300 surveys from our catalog. By providing a detailed view of the questions and variables available, this site perfectly complements our FORSbase platform. With these search features, you can quickly find the data that best fits your needs. Once they are identified, one click is enough to find yourself directly on the page of FORSbase allowing to download the data in question.

Would you like to discover more in detail some of our datasets?

You can get to know more in detail some selected datasets and latest additions on our page Showcase.

You haven’t yet found what you are looking for?

Through our Projects page, you have access to data from various international studies (ESS, ISSP, EVS, SHARE, …) as well as to data from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP).

You haven’t yet found what you are looking for?

Through our Projects page, you have access to data from various international studies (ESS, ISSP, EVS, SHARE, …) as well as to data from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP).

Interested in FORS data policies?

Find information here.

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