11 - 26 Aug 2022

26th Summer School in Social Science Methods. Register now.

The programme of the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now. Registration is open.

07 - 08 Sept 2022

Schweizer Methodenfestival für qualitative Forschungsmethoden 

In 15 Ateliers können sich Interessierte über den aktuellen Stand verschiedener Methoden informieren und Fragen sowie ihre eigenen Projekte mit Expertinnen und Experten diskutieren.

27 Sept 2022

Data management webinar on „informed consent“

Due to the success of the past four webinars, FORS offers four new webinars as part of the Data Management Webinar Series. The registration will open soon.

10 - 12 Okt 2022

16th Conference „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“

The 16th Conference „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“ at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy, will take place between October 10 and 12, 2022.

Past events

20 - 21 Juni 2022

Online workshop: Addressing the top 10 data management questions

This data management workshop is destined to support staff, librarians, research consultants, anyone involved in the provision of data management support.

10 Mai 2022

FORS lunch seminar

Carmen Borrat-Besson (FORS) will present the following project: „Advance directives and stability of end-of-life preferences in Swiss older adults“

03 - 05 Mai 2022

Submit your idea now for the 2nd Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon.

Developers, students, academics and service providers from Switzerland and beyond are invited to connect on ideas, projects and tools in this three-day hackathon. Submit your ideas no later than April 14, 2022.

07 Apr 2022

Register now for the FORS Data Re-use Webinar

The FORS Data Re-use webinar will familiarize researchers with the concept and value of secondary data and how to obtain secondary data at FORS.

29 März 2022

Join us for the next Methods and Research Meeting 

We welcome Marion Repetti from the Institut de recherche en Travail social at the HEVS. The title of her talk is: Living conditions of retirees living abroad. A qualitative comparative analysis of public policies.

08 März 2022

FORS Lunch seminar

Marieke Voorpostel from FORS will present findings from the Wellways-project: Evénements et transitions critiques dans le domaine de la famille et de l’emploi et le bienêtre dans ses multiples dimensions. From 12:45 to 13:45 in room 5899 at Géopolis/UNIL.

04 - 05 Nov 2021

8ème Festival suisse des méthodes qualitatives : le qualitatif en santé

Le 8ème Festival suisse des méthodes qualitatives est organisé par l’Unité Sociologie du Département des sciences sociales. Il est axé cette année sur les questions de santé. Cette thématique est incontournable dans la période que nous vivons.

16 - 17 Sept 2021

Online conference: Stay tuned to the Future. Impact of research infrastructures 2.0

Exchange on the meaning of impact and its variation between and within different fields and research infrastructures. Exchange on the measurement of impact. Showcase where and how infrastructures in different field create impact and much more!

13 - 15 Sept 2021

6th Swiss Household Panel (SHP) workshop

This course is an introduction to the management and exploration of the various types of Swiss Household Panel (SHP) data, using R and the R-Studio environment.

10 Juni 2021

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.

01 Juni 2021

FORS Lunch seminar on research infrastructures in Switzerland and the EU

Henk Verloo (HES-SO Valais-Wallis), Boris Wernli (FORS) and Filipa Pereira (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) will refer on methodological considerations and outcomes of routinely collecting highly sensitive health data from a hospital register.

23 März 2021

Swiss COVID-19 Data Symposium. Register now !

The Swiss Covid-19 Data Symposium will give social sciences researchers an overview of different datasets that can be analyzed to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on numerous aspects of individuals’ everyday lives. Register now !

09 März 2021

Online conference on “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe”.

This conference will address the following topics: What are the longer-term social developments in Europe and did they result in increasing divergence recently? Are we currently witnessing a reversal of relevant social trends due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

02 März 2021

FORS Lunch Seminar with Jan-Erik Refle on the results from the SHP Covid-19 study 

To get more insight into how people were affected by and fared during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Swiss Household Panel launched an additional Covid-19 Survey among participating households.
 

29 Okt 2020

Tagung: Neue Wege der Datenerhebung und -analyse. Die Kombination von Daten aus unterschiedlichen Quellen.

Die Tagung richtet sich sowohl an interessierte Forschende wie auch an Personen mit Führungs-
verantwortung aus Hochschulen, Forschungsförderungs-
institutionen, öffentlicher Verwaltung sowie aus privaten und öffentlichen datenproduzierenden Unternehmungen.