02 Mar 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.

09 Mar 2021

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

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?

23 Mar 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 - 10 Jun 2021

11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

This conference is interdisciplinary and welcomes participants from all areas of the social sciences.

10 - 11 Jun 2021

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 - 27 Aug 2021

25th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano. Register now!

The Summer School is organized by the Università della Svizzera italiana in close cooperation with FORS, the Swiss Foundation for social science research. It offers every year several full-time workshops in two weekly sessions (second half of August). Participants are Ph.D. students, junior and senior researchers and practitioners, from Switzerland and other different countries working in a wide range of […]

Past events

23 Feb 2021

Join us online for the next Methods and Research Meeting 

Anne-Linda Camerini and Laura Marciano from the USI will discuss the potential of smartphones and smart wearables in research on mobile media use among adolescents and young adults.

09 Feb 2021

FORS Lunch seminar on Data Protection Laws and Scientific Research

This lunch seminar clarifies the legal bases that govern the processing of personal data in the context of research projects conducted by public bodies.

18 - 20 Jan 2021

Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon.

Students, academics, developers and service providers from Switzerland and beyond are invited to connect on ideas, projects and tools in this three-day hackathon. FORS and SWITCH are organising this virtual Open Research Data Hackathon to strengthen collaboration around Open Research Data.

29 Oct 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.

27 Oct 2020

Cause commune: une co-construction des pratiques entre le terrain et la recherche

L’objectif principal du projet Cause Commune est de construire une méthodologie participative et novatrice dans la politique d’action sociale qui profite à la cohésion sociale, au bien-être et à la qualité de vie des habitants.

06 Oct 2020

First results of the FORS COVID-19 MOSAiCH study on well-being, politics, work, and family

The FORS lunch seminars are held to foster scholarly exchange between FORS researchers and interested colleagues to profit from their diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds.

29 Sep 2020

Facing Big Data: methodological and analytical challenges of large-scale textual analyses

The Methods and Research meeting series is now on Zoom !  Don’t miss the first meeting with Sophie Mützel, Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

31 Aug 2020

Call for Contributions to the Special Issue on the 2019 Swiss National Elections

Proposals should be no longer than one page. The deadline for submitting proposals is: 31st August 2020

14 - 28 Aug 2020

24th Summer School in Social Science Methods

Given the current situation, we will provide an option of attending the workshops on-line for those who are not in position to travel. Should the situation require it, the Summer School will switch to remote mode. Register before June 15 !

31 Jul 2020

Call for contributions to the special issue “COVID-19 : A Political Science Perspective”

Welcome are short research notes. Proposals in English should be 150 words. The deadline is 31 July 2020.

28 Feb 2020

FORS-GREC conference “The state of democracy in a comparative perspective”

FORS and the GREC research group of the UNIL Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) is organizing a one-day academic conference titled: The state of democracy in a comparative perspective 28 February 2020, 9h30-16h30 IDHEAP building room 001 AULA  The event is co-sponsored by: Montoring Electoral Democracy (MEDem) Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) The programme contains 4 panels […]

19 Dec 2019

FORS lunch seminar on representativeness of surveys and its analysis

The FORS Lunch Seminar with FORS researcher Michael Ochsner will take place in room 5899 at GeopolisThursday, December 19, from 12:15 to 13:15.

03 Dec 2019

Using record linkage in social science — challenges and approaches

In this Methods and Research meeting, Professor Joe Sakshaug, German Institute for Employment Research, gives insights into the following topic: Using record linkage in social science — challenges and approaches.

28 Nov 2019

Overcoming the global despondency trap

Le cycle de conférence du GREC vous invite à suivre cette présentation de Alice Evans (King’s College, London).

14 Nov 2019

Climate protesters and their motives for participating:

Climate protesters and their motives for participating: Results from an international survey of participants in Fridays for Future climate strikes.