The beta-version of wave 25 is out!

July 15, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the beta-version of wave 25 of the Swiss Household Panel has been published on SWISSUbase.

A new study on the well-being of older adults

July 15, 2024

A new study found that older adults experienced increased stress and decreased life satisfaction and positive affect after the Covid-19 pandemic, indicating greater difficulties adapting to the uncertain post-pandemic world.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on the 2023 Swiss National Elections

July 15, 2024

The Swiss Political Science Review (SPSR) invites papers on the 2023 Swiss National Elections. Focus: new theoretical, methodological, or empirical insights on campaigns and voting behavior. Deadline: 23.09.2024.

Ergebnisse der Selects-Studie zu den Eidgenössischen Wahlen 2023 sind soeben erschienen

June 20, 2024

Die Schweizer Wahlstudie Selects untersucht seit 1995 die Wahlteilnahme und das Wahlverhalten bei eidgenössischen Wahlen.

“seqSHP”: a new R package that simplifies the creation of SHP files

June 20, 2024

This package provides functions for extracting, assembling, and matching user-specified variable data into sequences with variables from unique files.

Round 11 ESS data now available

June 19, 2024

The survey data collected in the latest round of the European Social Survey (ESS) is now available for 13 countries, including Switzerland.

FORS Data Re-use Award

May 30, 2024

Are you currently working with social science data you got from FORS? Or are you planning to do so in the next few months? Then consider submitting your paper to the FORS Data Re-use Award and get the chance to win up to 1’000 CHF.

Driving Open Science forward: Switzerland founds the SSHOC-CH open cluster

May 7, 2024

FORS is pleased to be part of the founding assembly and announces the appointment of Georg Lutz, Director of FORS, to the position of President within SSHOC-CH.

The European Social Survey has been awarded the Infrastructure Prize for Sociology 2024

April 29, 2024

The ESS is honored to receive this prize in recognition of their collective work to deliver high quality data infrastructure to European social scientists.

Call for contributions on Longitudinal Survey Data

April 26, 2024

The SHP team has published a call for contributions for the Research Topic “Exploring Social Stratification Dynamics: Insights from Longitudinal Survey Data”. Submit your abstract until July 31, 2024.

Veröffentlichung des FORS Jahresberichts 2023: 15 Jahre Sozialwissenschaftsforschung im Fokus

April 8, 2024

Der Jahresbericht 2023 dokumentiert unsere vielfältigen Aktivitäten im Laufe des Jahres. Jetzt nachlesen.

Publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2021 Health and Health Care II

April 6, 2024

The ISSP is pleased to announce the publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2021 Health and Health Care II.

Publikation des MOSAiCH 2023 Datensatzes zum Thema Nationale Identität und Staatsbürgerschaft

February 26, 2024

Die MOSAiCH/ISSP Daten 2023 zum Thema Nationale Identität und Staatsbürgerschaft sind nun erhältlich.

Register now for the Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano

February 21, 2024

The registration and the programme are out now. In response to requests from past participants, 3 new courses are introduced this year.

Call for Round 13 Rotating Modules – European Social Survey

January 9, 2024

Researchers are invited to submit applications for modules of questions to be fielded in each round of the European Social Survey. The deadling is April 26, 2023.

MOSAiCH Ausschreibung 2025 – mit einem thematischen Fokus auf «Arbeit»

December 21, 2023

Forschende sind eingeladen, Fragen für den 2. Teil der MOSAiCH-Befragung 2025 vorzuschlagen, welcher das ISSP-Modul 2025 «Work Orientations V» ergänzen wird. Die Einreichungsfrist ist der 22. April 2024.

15 Jahre FORS

December 18, 2023

Geladene Gäste haben sich am 16. November zum 15. Jubiläum von FORS versammelt und über den beeindruckenden Weg von FORS, sowie seine zukünftige Ausrichtung gesprochen.

Interview with Brian Kleiner on the collaboration between CESSDA ERIC and FORS

December 7, 2023

Brian Kleiner, Head of Data and Research Information Services for the Social Sciences: “Through CESSDA, we are able to build things together with other Data Archives and we benefit from what we build”.

A new study on life satisfaction and retirement

November 30, 2023

A new study using data from the SHP and the SOEP states that the life satisfaction trajectories around retirement age have improved over the last 20 years.

Call for papers for the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2024

November 24, 2023

Submit your abstract. From exploring crises, risks, and vulnerability using MOSAiCH-data to innovating gender analysis in quantitative surveys and (de)gendering vulnerabilities.

Die Studie Selects und das Schweizer Wahlverhalten

November 14, 2023

Die Schweizer Wahlstudie (Selects) untersucht seit 1995 das Wahlverhalten von Schweizer Bürgerinnen und Bürgern bei eidgenössischen Wahlen. Entdecken Sie eine Sammlung von Medienartikeln rund um Selects.

Die Sekundärnutzung von Daten muss besser werden

November 7, 2023

FORS/ und Interpharma formulieren die Anforderungen an ein «Rahmengesetz für die Sekundärnutzung von Daten» aus Sicht der sozialwissenschaftlichen und pharmazeutischen Forschung.

Sharing personal data through a data repository. Register now.

October 9, 2023

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 on November 28, 2023. 9:00 am -12:30 pm.

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.