FORS secures the CoreTrustSeal certification for data trustworthiness

September 25, 2023

The CoreTrustSeal is a globally recognized certification awarded to organizations that have demonstrated their dedication to responsible data stewardship and excellence in data management practices.

Der FORS Data Re-use Award 2023

September 22, 2023

Bewerben Sie sich mit Ihrer Arbeit für den FORS Data Re-use Award und erhalten Sie die Chance, bis zu 1’000 CHF zu gewinnen. Der Award wird an junge Forschende vergeben, die exzellente Forschungsarbeiten durchführen, die auf Sekundärdaten basieren.

First edition of the CNES seminar series on Implementing mixed-mode surveys

September 21, 2023

This CNES Seminar Series casts a spotlight on different National Election Studies that share their experiences in designing and conducting election studies. Free online event: 14.11.2023

Final data release of the ISSP 2020 Environment IV

August 29, 2023

The ISSP is pleased to announce the publication of the final release of the international ISSP 2020 Environment IV data file (ZA7650_v2.0.0), which includes data from Switzerland and 27 other ISSP member countries around the world.

Das Schweizer Haushalt-Panel in den Medien

August 17, 2023

Die Ergebnisse des SHP wurden in letzter Zeit in den Medien ausgiebig diskutiert, insbesondere über den Rückgang der Geburtenrate. Während vor 30 Jahren etwa 16% der Frauen in der Schweiz kinderlos waren, ist diese Zahl heute auf 25% gestiegen.

Switzerland Becomes Full Member of CESSDA ERIC, Strengthening Research Collaboration in Europe

June 9, 2023

FORS has been nominated as the national CESSDA service provider by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Final Round 10 data release

June 7, 2023

The third edition of data and documentation for the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 10 (2020-22) has just been published. Data from more than 30 countries who took part in this Round is now available via the ESS Data Portal.

Die Geheimnisse der Gesundheitsmessung

June 5, 2023

FORS und die Fakultät für Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften der Uni Lausanne führten ein Atelier an der Veranstaltung “Mystères de l’UNIL” durch. Ziel war es, Kindern im Alter von 8 bis 12 Jahren eine Einführung in die Analyse von Daten zu geben.

New SHP data released

May 25, 2023

We have published Wave 23 of the SHP. You can find all the data sets on SWISSUbase (Living in Switzerland Waves 1-23 + Covid 19 data). Wave 23 contains the two modules Religion and Psychological dimensions as well as new questions on chronic diseases.

New study published on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland

March 16, 2023

A new study investigates how and for whom relations with neighbors changed during the pandemic and how these changes impacted subjective well-being and trust in other people.

Discover our new documentation page!

March 16, 2023

We rethought our documentation webpage. All the information concerning the SHP documentation is now compiled on one page and easily accessible.

27th Summer School in Social Science Methods. New courses this year.

March 9, 2023

There is still time to register for the 27th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano. In response to requests from past participants, three new courses are introduced this year.

FORS Jahresbericht 2022

March 2, 2023

Der Jahresbericht 2022 stellt unsere Forschung, unsere Datenservices, unsere Infrastruktur- und Kooperationsprogramme sowie unsere Veröffentlichungen vor. Der Bericht gibt auch einen Überblick über alle Aktivitäten im Zusammenhang mit unseren nationalen und internationalen Erhebungen.

The data of wave 6 of Selects is now available

January 20, 2023

This wave provides insights into vote intention in federal elections, vote decision in popular votes, opinion on various issues related to the war in the Ukraine (like the reception of Ukrainian refugees, energy policy, security policy, etc.).

Publikation des MOSAiCH 2022-Datensatzes zum Thema Familie & Veränderung der Geschlechterrollen

January 9, 2023

Diese Erhebung wurde im Frühjahr 2022 durchgeführt.

These are the round 12 rotating modules for the European Social Survey

January 5, 2023

The ESS Scientific Advisory Board has completed its selection. The rotating modules for the European Social Survey Round 12 are “Personal & social wellbeing” and “Attitudes to immigrants and refugees”.

Call for abstracts for the SHP Conference

December 22, 2022

The 12th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will take place at the University of Lausanne in June 14-15, 2023. Submit your session proposal or your abstract for a presentation or a poster until February 27, 2023.

Die MOSAiCH Ausschreibung 2024 mit Bezug auf das ISSP Modul «Digital Societies» ist eröffnet!

December 20, 2022

Wir laden alle Forschenden ein, Vorschläge für das ISSP Modul «Digital Societies»zu unterbreiten. Einreichungsfrist: 24. April 2023.

Round 10: Second data release now available

December 11, 2022

The second edition of data for Round 10 is out, including Switzerland. The fieldwork, done during the Covid pandemic, included in particular & in addition to the usual topics questions on democracy & digitalized social contacts, as well as on Covid.

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

November 14, 2022

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

DASSI visits FORS: Exchange of best practices between neighbours

October 25, 2022

From 20 to 22 September 2022, Carlo Pisano and Domingo Scisci from DASSI, the Italian data archive for social sciences and CESSDA service provider, visited FORS.

Neue Plattform für sozialwissenschaftliche Methodenforschung

September 26, 2022

Diese Plattform vereint Forschende der Fakultät für Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften (SSP) der Universität Lausanne und FORS, die im Rahmen des Forschungsprogramms FORS-SSP zusammenarbeiten.

Call for abstracts: ISSP User Conference on Social Inequality

September 23, 2022

The ISSP is very pleased to announce its first ISSP User Conference on Social Inequality, which will be held online on December 12, 2022. The Call for Abstracts is now open. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2022.

Die Bedeutung der Methodenforschung in den Sozialwissenschaften

September 2, 2022

Interview mit den Professoren Eugène Horber und Benedetto Lepori an der diesjährige Summer School in Social Science Methods an der Universität der italienischen Schweiz (USI).

The social sciences and humanities need well-established and well-funded infrastructures

August 25, 2022

A new initiative asks for a better acknowledgment of the interests of the SSH domain among policy makers. Read the position paper and sign the letter of support.