Interview with Brian Kleiner on the collaboration between CESSDA ERIC and FORS

December 7, 2023

Brian Kleiner, Head of Data and Research Information Services for the Social Sciences: “Through CESSDA, we are able to build things together with other Data Archives and we benefit from what we build”.

A new study on life satisfaction and retirement

November 30, 2023

A new study using data from the SHP and the SOEP states that the life satisfaction trajectories around retirement age have improved over the last 20 years.

Call for papers for the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2024

November 24, 2023

Submit your abstract. From exploring crises, risks, and vulnerability using MOSAiCH-data to innovating gender analysis in quantitative surveys and (de)gendering vulnerabilities.

Die Studie Selects und das Schweizer Wahlverhalten

November 14, 2023

Die Schweizer Wahlstudie (Selects) untersucht seit 1995 das Wahlverhalten von Schweizer Bürgerinnen und Bürgern bei eidgenössischen Wahlen. Entdecken Sie eine Sammlung von Medienartikeln rund um Selects.

Die Sekundärnutzung von Daten muss besser werden

November 7, 2023

FORS/ und Interpharma formulieren die Anforderungen an ein «Rahmengesetz für die Sekundärnutzung von Daten» aus Sicht der sozialwissenschaftlichen und pharmazeutischen Forschung.

Sharing personal data through a data repository. Register now.

October 9, 2023

Are you involved in the provision of data management support to social science researchers in Swiss research institutions? Then register for this free online workshop on November 28, 2023. 9:00 am -12:30 pm.

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.

Der FORS Data Re-use Award 2023

September 22, 2023

Bewerben Sie sich mit Ihrer Arbeit für den FORS Data Re-use Award und erhalten Sie die Chance, bis zu 1’000 CHF zu gewinnen. Der Award wird an junge Forschende vergeben, die exzellente Forschungsarbeiten durchführen, die auf Sekundärdaten basieren.

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.

Das Schweizer Haushalt-Panel in den Medien

August 17, 2023

Die Ergebnisse des SHP wurden in letzter Zeit in den Medien ausgiebig diskutiert, insbesondere über den Rückgang der Geburtenrate. Während vor 30 Jahren etwa 16% der Frauen in der Schweiz kinderlos waren, ist diese Zahl heute auf 25% gestiegen.

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.

Die Geheimnisse der Gesundheitsmessung

June 5, 2023

FORS und die Fakultät für Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften der Uni Lausanne führten ein Atelier an der Veranstaltung “Mystères de l’UNIL” durch. Ziel war es, Kindern im Alter von 8 bis 12 Jahren eine Einführung in die Analyse von Daten zu geben.

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.

FORS Jahresbericht 2022

March 2, 2023

Der Jahresbericht 2022 stellt unsere Forschung, unsere Datenservices, unsere Infrastruktur- und Kooperationsprogramme sowie unsere Veröffentlichungen vor. Der Bericht gibt auch einen Überblick über alle Aktivitäten im Zusammenhang mit unseren nationalen und internationalen Erhebungen.

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.).

Publikation des MOSAiCH 2022-Datensatzes zum Thema Familie & Veränderung der Geschlechterrollen

January 9, 2023

Diese Erhebung wurde im Frühjahr 2022 durchgeführt.

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.

Die MOSAiCH Ausschreibung 2024 mit Bezug auf das ISSP Modul «Digital Societies» ist eröffnet!

December 20, 2022

Wir laden alle Forschenden ein, Vorschläge für das ISSP Modul «Digital Societies»zu unterbreiten. Einreichungsfrist: 24. April 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.