Check out our latest FORS Guides on survey methods & data management

janvier 24, 2022

The latest FORS Guides, written by experts, discuss the legal considerations for research in Switzerland,  replication in the social sciences and representativeness of surveys and its analysis.

Submit your ideas now for the 2nd Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon (03.-05.05.2022)

janvier 18, 2022

Is there a problem you face with research data that you could solve with a tool? Then submit your idea now and hack it at the 2nd Swiss Open Research Data Hackathon.

L’appel à contributions MOSAiCH 2023 en lien avec le module ISSP «Identité Nationale et Citoyenneté» est ouvert!

janvier 4, 2022

Nous vous invitons à proposer des questions jusqu’au 25 avril 2022.

New publication about the Swiss Houshold Panel

décembre 21, 2021

A new article provides an overview of the SHP – focusing on the survey’s key design features, content, data collection and adjustments, possibilities for cross-national comparisons, data use and accomplishments.

Support us with the implementation of the Generation and Gender Program in Switzerland

décembre 18, 2021

Help us by signing a support letter to show that this program is relevant to the whole Swiss research community.

Publication of the second partial data release of the ISSP 2019 ‘Social Inequality V’

décembre 14, 2021

The ISSP is glad to announce the publication of a second partial data release of the ISSP 2019 Social Inequality V (ZA7600_v2.0.0), including data from Switzerland and 21 other countries.

CESSDA is hiring a new Director

novembre 10, 2021

CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Director, starting in March 2022.

MOSAiCH & SHARE present results on the willingness to get vaccinated. Who are the unvaccinated?

octobre 11, 2021

SHARE data reveals which factors influence the willingness for vaccination across Europe. MOSAiCH discusses the case for Switzerland.

FORS en charge du secrétariat de l’ISSP pour les trois prochaines années

octobre 7, 2021

FORS (représentant la Suisse) a été élu par l’Assemblée générale de l’International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) pour assurer le secrétariat pendant le prochain mandat (2021-2024).

New family typology in the Swiss Household Panel

septembre 24, 2021

Sandrine Morel from the University of Lausanne has created a new household typology that takes account of the diversity in Swiss families (single parents, unmarried parents, blended families).

Nouvelle publication de données MOSAiCH COVID-19 (Wave 3)

juillet 9, 2021

Un nouvel ensemble de données cumulées MOSAiCH COVID-19, comprenant les trois vagues du panel COVID-19 menées du printemps 2020 au printemps 2021, est désormais disponible sur FORSbase. Ce jeu de données mesure l’impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur la société en Suisse : Toutes les informations sur l’enquête MOSAiCH COVID-19 se trouvent ici.

Les données de l’enquête MOSAiCH/ISSP 2020 sur l’environnement viennent d’être publiées sur FORSbase.

juillet 8, 2021

L’édition 2020 de MOSAiCH est construite autour du module « Environnement IV » de l’International Social Survey Programme (ISSP).

The COVID-19 pandemic increased social inequality in Switzerland in some respects

juillet 8, 2021

FORS and the HETSL have published a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the semi-lockdown in spring 2020 on the living conditions of households in Switzerland.

Peter Farago élu nouveau membre d’honneur de l’ASSH

juin 4, 2021

FORS est ravi que le professeur Peter Farago, Directeur fondateur de FORS, ait été élu nouveau membre honoraire par l’Assemblée des délégué·e·s de l’Académie suisse des sciences humaines et sociales (ASSH).

11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

mai 20, 2021

This edition includes thematic sessions covering a wide variety of topics: health & well-being, education & labour market, families, migration, politics & attitudes.

Pre-release of the EVS Trend File 1981-2017

mai 6, 2021

We are happy to announce the pre-release of the EVS Trend File 1981-2017. This file is constructed from the five EVS waves and covers almost 40 years. In altogether 159 surveys, more than 223.000 respondents from 48 countries/regions were interviewed.  

First partial release for the ISSP 2019 on Social Inequality V

avril 19, 2021

The ISSP team at the GESIS Data Archive is glad to announce the publication of the first partial data release of ISSP 2019 Social Inequality V, including data from Switzerland and 14 other countries.

SHARE-ERIC celebrates its 10th anniversary as the first ERIC ever

avril 12, 2021

To date, more than 12,000 researchers in 75 countries are working with SHARE data and have produced more than 3,000 SHARE-based publications.

Rapport annuel FORS 2020

avril 12, 2021

Le Rapport annuel 2020 présente nos recherches méthodologiques en sciences sociales, nos services d’information de données et de recherche, nos programmes de collaboration scientifique et nos publications.

MOSAiCH 2022 – Appel à proposer des questions

avril 5, 2021

L’appel à contributions MOSAiCH 2022 en référence avec le module ISSP « Famille et changement des rôles homme-femme V » est ouvert ! Nous invitons les chercheuses et chercheurs à proposer des questions.

Release of the Swiss Household Panel waves 1-21: new data available

mars 15, 2021

Waves 1-21 (1999-2019) comprise data on imputed income, wealth and CNEF data. This new data release also includes an intermediate wave with repeated measures and new variables related to COVID-19.

Register now for the Swiss Covid-19 Data Symposium on 23 March

mars 4, 2021

The COVID-19 datasets: MOSAiCH, the Swiss Corona Stress Study, Selects, the Swiss Household Panel, the COVID-19 Social Monitor ZHAW, SHARE & the COVID-19 Edition of the Science Barometer CH.

A new version of the Selects Panel Survey has just been released

février 25, 2021

Wave 4 (fielded one year after the federal elections from 28 September to 2 November 2020) has been added to the dataset. To be downloaded for free on FORSbase.

The new cumulative Selects dataset (1971-2019) published on FORSbase

janvier 12, 2021

The Selects cumulative dataset provides a pooled set of Swiss election survey data which covers the period between 1971 and 2019. Check out which Swiss election surveys were used for the set.

Just published: 2 new FORS GUIDES on survey methods

janvier 12, 2021

The FORS Guides offer support to researchers & students in social sciences, who intend to collect data & to teachers at University level, who want to teach their students the basics of survey methods & data management.