FORS secures the CoreTrustSeal certification for data trustworthiness

September 25, 2023

The CoreTrustSeal is a globally recognized certification awarded to organizations that have demonstrated their dedication to responsible data stewardship and excellence in data management practices.

Le FORS Data Re-use Award 2023

September 22, 2023

Soumettez votre article et tentez de gagner jusqu’à 1’000 CHF. Ce prix est décerné aux jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs qui effectuent d’excellentes recherches basées sur des données secondaires.

First edition of the CNES seminar series on Implementing mixed-mode surveys

September 21, 2023

This CNES Seminar Series casts a spotlight on different National Election Studies that share their experiences in designing and conducting election studies. Free online event: 14.11.2023

Final data release of the ISSP 2020 Environment IV

August 29, 2023

The ISSP is pleased to announce the publication of the final release of the international ISSP 2020 Environment IV data file (ZA7650_v2.0.0), which includes data from Switzerland and 27 other ISSP member countries around the world.

Le Panel suisse de ménages dans les médias

August 17, 2023

Les résultats du PSM ont été largement discutés dans les médias ces derniers temps, notamment en ce qui concerne la baisse du taux de fécondité. Alors que 16% des femmes en Suisse étaient sans enfant il y a 30 ans, ce chiffre est passé à 25% aujourd’hui.

Switzerland Becomes Full Member of CESSDA ERIC, Strengthening Research Collaboration in Europe

June 9, 2023

FORS has been nominated as the national CESSDA service provider by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Final Round 10 data release

June 7, 2023

The third edition of data and documentation for the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 10 (2020-22) has just been published. Data from more than 30 countries who took part in this Round is now available via the ESS Data Portal.

Les mystères de la mesure de la santé

June 5, 2023

FORS et la Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques ont animé un atelier aux Mystères de l’UNIL du 1er au 4 juin, visant à donner une introduction à la littératie des données aux enfants de 8 à 12 ans, et à mieux visibiliser auprès du grand public nos enquêtes.

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.

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.

27th 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.

Rapport annuel FORS 2022

March 2, 2023

Notre rapport annuel 2022 présente nos recherches, nos services de données, nos infrastructures, nos programmes de collaboration et nos publications. Le rapport résume également toutes les activités liées à nos enquêtes nationales et internationales.

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.).

Publication des données de l’enquête MOSAiCH 2022 sur la famille et les changements de rôles homme-femme

January 9, 2023

Annonce de la publication des données MOSAiCH/ISSP 2022 sur la famille et les rôles liés au genre collectées au printemps 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”.

Call for abstracts for the SHP Conference

December 22, 2022

The 12th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland will take place at the University of Lausanne in June 14-15, 2023. Submit your session proposal or your abstract for a presentation or a poster until February 27, 2023.

L’appel à contributions MOSAiCH 2024 en référence avec le module ISSP « Digital Societies » est ouvert!

December 20, 2022

Nous vous invitons à proposer des questions en référence avec le module ISSP « Digital Societies » jusqu’au 24 avril 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.

Nouvelle plateforme de recherche sur les méthodes en sciences sociales lancée au sein de l’Institut des sciences sociales

September 26, 2022

Cette plateforme regroupe des chercheurs·ses de la Faculté des SSP et FORS qui collaborent au sein du programme de recherche FORS-SSP.

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).