09 - 23 Aug 2024

28th Summer School in Social Science Methods

The programme of the 28th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now and the registration is open.

04 - 05 Sep 2024

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.

Past events

27 Feb 2024

Join us for the next Methods and Research Meeting 

We welcome Professor Marc Scott from New York University. The title of his presentation is “The future of history: new ideas for an old problem “. The seminar will take place at Géopolis, University of Lausanne from 12:15 to 13:30.

12 - 16 Feb 2024

Love Data Week Switzerland

We are delighted to inform you about a series of dedicated sessions scheduled for the Love Data Week Switzerland. Join them online for free.

30 Jan 2024

Next presentation of the FORS-SSP Methods & Research Meeting with Florian Keusch

Professor Florian Keusch from the University of Mannheim will give a presentation on the Quality of Digital Behavioral Data.

16 Jan 2024

FORS Lunch seminar on “Disadvantaged by Chance? Cut-off Dates for School Enrolment and Their Consequences for Educational Outcomes”

Join us at Géopolis for this lunch seminar with Robin Benz and Tobias Ackermann (ICER, University of Bern).

28 Nov 2023

Sharing personal data through a data repository

Are you involved in the provision of data management support to social science researchers in Swiss research institutions? Then register for this free online workshop.

14 Nov 2023

1st edition of the CNES Seminar Series: “Implementing mixed-mode surveys”

The CNES Seminar Series casts a spotlight on different National Election Studies that share their experiences in designing and conducting election studies. Free online event.

20 Oct 2023

Call for abstracts: ISSP user conference on Environment

The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is delighted to announce its second ISSP User Conference, scheduled for December 4, 2023 around the topic of Environment. Submit your abstract till October 20, 2023.

14 - 15 Jun 2023

12th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

This edition includes sessions covering topics, such as health and well-being, education and labour market, families, gender, ethnic minorities and migration, politics and attitudes, survey methodology, and longitudinal methods.

27 - 28 Mar 2023

Advance Care Planning Dialogue Workshop

10 years of advance directives in Switzerland: an interdisciplinary public health perspective on advance care planning

14 Mar 2023

FORS Lunch seminar with the winners of the FORS Data Re-use Award 2022

Presentations of the projects of the winners, notably Rita Schmutz (LIVES, University of Lausanne) and Mengling Cheng (LIVES, University of Lausanne)

14 Feb 2023

Introduction to LaRS-SWISSUbase for the Linguistics Community

Register now for this free online webinar that explains how you can deposit and share your research data in linguistics.

31 Jan 2023

Next presentation of the Methods & Research Meetings with Professor Marc Scott

Who is minding the children? Gender equity in the first two years of the Pandemic

18 Jan 2023

“Paving the way for the future” to support the SSH Infrastructures in Switzerland initiative

The event “Paving the way for the future” will take place at the University of Bern on January 18, 2023.

15 - 16 Dec 2022

Workshop “Cognition, decisions and wellbeing in later life”

With oral presentations from FORS collaborators: Valérie-Anne Ryser, Clément Meier and Sarah Vilpert.

08 Dec 2022

FORS Lunch Seminar with the BUNAVIA-team on the BUNAVIA project

The BUNAVIA-team (Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, UZH) investigates the impact of context on child development by studying social networks and the development of identity.