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

janvier 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

janvier 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

janvier 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

décembre 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.

L’appel à contributions MOSAiCH 2024 en référence avec le module ISSP « Digital Societies » est ouvert!

décembre 20, 2022

Nous vous invitons à proposer des questions en référence avec le module ISSP « Digital Societies » jusqu’au 24 avril 2023.

Round 10: Second data release now available

décembre 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!

novembre 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

novembre 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

octobre 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”

octobre 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.

Nouvelle plateforme de recherche sur les méthodes en sciences sociales lancée au sein de l’Institut des sciences sociales

septembre 26, 2022

Cette plateforme regroupe des chercheurs·ses de la Faculté des SSP et FORS qui collaborent au sein du programme de recherche FORS-SSP.

We are hiring a Junior Scientific Collaborator. Apply now!

septembre 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

septembre 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.

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

août 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

août 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).

FORS replication service : notre nouveau service pour vos matériaux de réplication

juillet 12, 2022

Le service de réplication de FORS est une solution gratuite pour les journaux et les chercheuses et chercheurs afin de faciliter le partage des matériaux de réplication liés aux publications.

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

juillet 4, 2022

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

The SHP is hiring. Join our team!

juin 22, 2022

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

Le Fonds national suisse donne le feu vert au projet « Swiss Direct Democracy in the 21st Century ».

juin 9, 2022

Huit universités suisses, le Liechtenstein-Institut et FORS participeront à ce projet. FORS sera responsable de la collecte des données.

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

juin 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

juin 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.

Le prix FORS Data Re-use Award 2022

mai 19, 2022

Travaillez-vous actuellement avec des données de sciences sociales que vous avez obtenues de FORS ? Ou envisagez-vous de le faire dans les prochains mois ? Alors pensez à soumettre votre article et tentez de gagner jusqu’à 1’000 CHF.

Qui s’engage bénévolement souffre moins de la pandémie

avril 25, 2022

Lamprecht & Stamm a réalisé une étude sur l’impact de la pandémie sur le bénévolat sur mandat du Pour-cent-culturel Migros et à l’aide des données de l’enquête FORS COVID19-MOSAiCH. Cette étude a porté sur l’impact de la pandémie sur le bénévolat.

New SHP data release

avril 1, 2022

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