Peter Farago elected new honorary member of the SAHS

June 4, 2021

FORS is delighted that Professor Peter Farago, Founding Director of FORS, has been elected as new honorary member by the Assembly of Delegates of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS).

11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

May 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

May 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

April 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

April 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.

Save the date for the next SHP workshop

April 12, 2021

On the first day, there will be an introduction to the SHP and the R software. On the second and third day the workshop will focus on data management with R, based on data from the SHP. The workshop will be led by Dr. Hannah Klaas and Dr. Erika Antal from FORS.

FORS Annual Report 2020

April 12, 2021

The FORS Annual Report 2020 showcases our methodological research in the social sciences, our data and research information services, scientific collaboration programs and publications.

MOSAiCH 2022 – Call for question contributions

April 5, 2021

The MOSAiCH call 2022 relating to the ISSP module ‘Family and Changing Gender Roles V’ is out. Propose your questions for the follow-up survey now.

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

March 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

March 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

February 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

January 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

January 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.

The cumulative VOTO dataset 2016-2020 has just been released

January 11, 2021

After each federal ballot, the VOTO research project investigated the voting decisions of Swiss citizens. The anonymised data (2016-2020) is now available for secondary analyses.

New FORS Working paper available

December 17, 2020

“Sequentially mixing modes in an election survey” by Oliver Lipps and Nicolas Pekari. This series presents findings related to survey research, focusing on methodological aspects of survey research or substantive research.

Final release of the ISSP 2018 on Religion IV

December 17, 2020

The ISSP team at the GESIS Data Archive is glad to announce the final publication of the ISSP 2018 data on Religion IV, including data from 33 countries across the world.

Advancements in Online and Mobile Survey Methods

December 14, 2020

The journal Survey Methods: Insights from the Field has just published a new special issue. This peer-reviewed journal is edited jointly by FORS, GESIS and PUMA.

New special issue on “20 years of the Swiss Household Panel”

December 3, 2020

Robin Tillmann, Monica Budowski, Dean R. Lillard & Annette Scherpenzeel have just published this special issue in the Swiss Journal of Sociology.

First results of the Swiss Household Panel Covid-19 study

November 23, 2020

The Swiss Household Panel has launched a special wave to assess the living conditions during the semi-lockdown in spring 2020. The data of the study are available on FORSbase.

Call for abstracts for the SHP conference in 2021

November 16, 2020

The 11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will take place at the University of Lausanne in June 9-10, 2021. Submit your session proposal or your abstract for a presentation or a poster until February 14, 2021.

Report on how to improve data access and data linkage

November 10, 2020

FORS and linkhub.ch provide first concrete proposals on how the institutional and legal framework could be designed to improve data access and data linkage.

Large loss in studying time during the closure of schools in Switzerland in 2020

November 5, 2020

The results, which are based on an evaluation of the data from the Swiss Household Panel, show a significant decrease in learning time for all.

The SHP COVID-19 data is available now!

October 19, 2020

The Swiss Household Panel has conducted a special wave to assess living conditions during the COVID-19 semi-lockdown. These data are now available on FORSbase.

A new ESS Topline Results Series publication on Justice and Fairness in Europe has been published

October 1, 2020

The publication is based on the analysis of ESS 2018 data and written by the authors of the respective questionnaire module.

Results of the FORS COVID-19 survey MOSAiCH

September 10, 2020

Just published ! The results of the MOSAiCH survey on COVID-19 summarized in four factsheets on well-being, politics, work and family/work compatibility.

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