The mysteries of health measurement

June 5, 2023

The workshop “How to measure health?” at the Mystères de l’UNIL event gave families an insight into the large-scale surveys carried out by FORS and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne.

New SHP data released

May 25, 2023

We have published Wave 23 of the SHP. You can find all the data sets on SWISSUbase (Living in Switzerland Waves 1-23 + Covid 19 data). Wave 23 contains the two modules Religion and Psychological dimensions as well as new questions on chronic diseases.

Final Round 10 data release

May 15, 2023

Data from all 31 countries who took part in the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 10 (2020-22) is now available via the ESS Data Portal.

12th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland

May 10, 2023

The 12th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will take place on June 14-15, 2023 at the University of Lausanne.

The FORS Data Re-use Award 2023

May 9, 2023

Consider submitting your paper to the FORS Data Re-use Award 2023 and get the chance to win up to 1’000 CHF. The Award will be given to young researchers who carry out excellent research that is based on secondary data from SWISSUbase.

New study published on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland

March 16, 2023

A new study investigates how and for whom relations with neighbors changed during the pandemic and how these changes impacted subjective well-being and trust in other people.

Discover our new documentation page!

March 16, 2023

We rethought our documentation webpage. All the information concerning the SHP documentation is now compiled on one page and easily accessible.

27 th Summer School in Social Science Methods. New courses this year.

March 9, 2023

There is still time to register for the 27th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano. In response to requests from past participants, three new courses are introduced this year.

FORS Annual Report 2022

March 2, 2023

The 2022 Annual Report showcases our research, our data services, infrastructure and collaboration programs and publications. The report also summarizes all of the activities associated with our national and international surveys.

The data of wave 6 of Selects is now available

January 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.).

Release of the MOSAiCH 2022 dataset on Family and Changing Gender Roles

January 9, 2023

Release of the MOSAiCH/ISSP 2022 data on “Family and Changing Gender Roles” and related topics, fielded in spring 2022.

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

January 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”.

The MOSAiCH call relating to the ISSP module ‘Digital Societies’ is out now !

December 20, 2022

We invite scholars to propose questions for the follow-up survey administered after the ISSP 2024 module on ‘Digital Societies’. Deadline 24.04.2023.

Round 10: Second data release now available

December 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.

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

October 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”

October 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.

New platform for social science methods research launched at the Institute of Social Sciences

September 26, 2022

This platform represents researchers from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (SSP) of the University of Lausanne and FORS who collaborate within the FORS-SSP research programme.

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.

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!

July 11, 2022

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

The FORS replication service: our new service for your replication materials

July 11, 2022

The FORS replication service is a free solution for journals and researchers to facilitate the sharing of the replication materials underlying publications.

The SHP is hiring. Join our team!

June 22, 2022

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

The SNSF gives the green light for the project “Swiss Direct Democracy in the 21st Century”

June 9, 2022

Eight Swiss universities, the Liechtenstein-Institute and FORS are involved in the project. FORS is responsible for the data collection.