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

Januar 30, 2023

The programme of the 27th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now. Registration is open.

The data of wave 6 of Selects is now available

Januar 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.).

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

Januar 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

Dezember 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 17, 2023.

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

Dezember 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

Dezember 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.

Overwhelmed by learning in lockdown: A new study on homeschooling is out!

November 29, 2022

A new study on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on our population was published recently. The study is based on data from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP).

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

Oktober 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.

Final data release of the ISSP 2019 “Social Inequality V”

Oktober 20, 2022

The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of the final release of the international ISSP 2019 Social Inequality V data file (ZA7600_v3.0.0), including data from Switzerland and 28 other countries from six continents.

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.

We are hiring a Junior Scientific Collaborator. Apply now!

September 26, 2022

We are looking for a Junior Scientific Collaborator (80-100%) to strengthen the team of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP).

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.

Register now for our free online webinars on Data Management

August 25, 2022

We offer four free webinars on the following topics: Informed consent (27.09.22), Documentation (11.10.2022), Anonymisation of quantitative data (1.11.22) and Anonymisation of qualitative data (22.11.22).

The special issue on the Swiss National Elections 2019 is out now!

Juli 11, 2022

Issue edited by Nathalie Giger, Denise Traber and Anke Tresch. Published in the Swiss Political Science Review.

FORS replication service: unser neuer Service für Ihr Replikationsmaterial

Juli 11, 2022

FORS replication service ist eine kostenlose Lösung für Zeitschriften und Forschende, um die gemeinsame Nutzung der Replikationsmaterialien, die den Publikationen zugrunde liegen, zu erleichtern.

Der SNF gibt grünes Licht für das Projekt «Swiss Direct Democracy in the 21st Century»

Juni 9, 2022

Am Projekt sind acht Schweizer Universitäten, das Liechtenstein-Institut und FORS beteiligt. FORS ist verantwortlich für die Datenerhebung.

Publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2020 “Environment IV”

Juni 3, 2022

The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of the first partial data release of the ISSP 2020 Environment IV (ZA7650_v1.0.0) with data from 14 countries, including Switzerland.

New data access portal to obtain ESS data

Juni 2, 2022

The new data portal will allow users to search and download European Social Survey data on 18,000 questions and variables contained in 60 downloadable data files.

SHARE becomes long-term !

Mai 24, 2022

SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, is a research infrastructure for studying the effects of health, social, economic and environmental policies over the life-course of European citizens and beyond. In Switzerland, SHARE is conducted by FORS and the UNIL.

Der FORS Data Re-use Award 2022

Mai 19, 2022

Arbeiten Sie derzeit mit sozialwissenschaftlichen Daten, die Sie von FORS erhalten haben? Oder haben Sie vor, dies in den nächsten Monaten zu tun? Dann bewerben Sie sich und erhalten Sie die Chance, bis zu 1’000 CHF zu gewinnen.

Freiwillig Engagierte kommen besser durch die Pandemie

April 25, 2022

Lamprecht & Stamm hat im Auftrag des M-Kulturprozents und mit Daten unserer FORS COVID19-MOSAiCH Erhebung eine Studie zu den Auswirkungen der Pandemie auf das freiwillige Engagement durchgeführt.

New SHP data release

April 1, 2022

Wave 22 contains the two modules „Social participation“ and „Political behavior and values“ and three new questions on „feelings towards LGBTIQ+ individuals“.