SHARE-ERIC celebrates its 10th anniversary as the first ERIC ever
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
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
The FORS Annual Report 2020 showcases our methodological research in the social sciences, our data and research information services, scientific collaboration programs and publications.
11th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland
This edition includes thematic sessions that cover a wide variety of topics, such as health and well-being, education and labour market, families, migration, or politics and attitudes.
Release of the Swiss Household Panel waves 1-21: new data available
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
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.
MOSAiCH 2022 – Call for question contributions
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.
A new version of the Selects Panel Survey has just been released
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Just published ! The results of the MOSAiCH survey on COVID-19 summarized in four factsheets on well-being, politics, work and family/work compatibility.
Second release of the ISSP 2018 on Religion IV
The ISSP team at the GESIS Data Archive is glad to announce the publication of a second partial data release of the ISSP 2018 on Religion IV, including data from 33 countries across the world.
Introducing DART – LIS New Data Visualisation Tool
FORS makes it possible for researchers in Switzerland to have access to LIS data and services. LIS is the Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg that offers data on income and wealth.
FORSbase : The data repository adapted to your needs
FORSbase is our online repository for all social science disciplines. It is suitable for the deposit of all types of quantitative and qualitative data, including sensitive and experimental data.