People who volunteer do better during the pandemic

April 25, 2022

Lamprecht & Stamm conducted a study on the impact of the pandemic on volunteering on behalf of the Migros Culture Percentage and with data from the FORS COVID19-MOSAiCH study.

Register now for the 7th SHP Workshop!

April 14, 2022

The next SHP Workshop which will be held at the University of Lausanne on June 7- 10, 2022. Consult the programme and register until May 31, 2022.

New SHP data release

April 1, 2022

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

FORS Annual Report 2021

March 20, 2022

We have just published our Annual Report 2021. See what we do for the social sciences in Switzerland and abroad. Editorial by FORS Director, Prof. Georg Lutz, on “Research through research infrastructures”.

SWISSUbase is launched to replace FORSbase !

February 16, 2022

SWISSUbase replaces the original FORSbase for the social sciences. The objective of SWISSUbase is to ensure that research data and metadata across different disciplines are preserved and accessible for the long-term.

26th Summer School in Social Science Methods. Register now.

February 11, 2022

The programme of the 26th Summer School in Social Science Methods in Lugano is out now. Registration is open.

Data of the second SHARE Corona Survey are now available

February 11, 2022

The second SHARE Corona Survey re-interviewed respondents of the first SHARE Corona Survey enabling to study changes between the start of the pandemic and the situation one year later in a cross-national perspective.

Release of the MOSAiCH 2021 dataset on Health and Health Care

February 7, 2022

The data and documentation on this release can be downloaded on SWISSUbase.

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

January 4, 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.

New publication about the Swiss Houshold Panel

December 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

December 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’

December 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

November 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?

October 11, 2021

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

FORS in charge of the ISSP secretariat for the next three years

October 7, 2021

FORS (representing Switzerland) was elected by the General Assembly of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) to provide the secretariat for the next term (2021-2024).

New family typology in the Swiss Household Panel

September 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).

New MOSAiCH COVID-19 data release (Wave 3)

July 9, 2021

A new cumulated MOSAiCH COVID-19 dataset, including the three COVID-19 panel waves fielded from spring 2020 to spring 2021, is now available on FORSbase.

The MOSAiCH 2020 dataset is now published on FORSbase

July 8, 2021

We are happy to announce the release of the MOSAiCH/ISSP 2020 data on Environment and related topics, fielded in spring 2020.

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

July 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 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.

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.