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.
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.
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
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.
Results from the SHP have been discussed extensively in the media lately, notably on the drop of fertility rates in Switzerland. Whereas 30 years ago about 16% of women in Switzerland were childless, this number has increased to 25% today.
FORS has been nominated as the national CESSDA service provider by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
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.
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.
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.
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.
We rethought our documentation webpage. All the information concerning the SHP documentation is now compiled on one page and easily accessible.
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.
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.
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/ISSP 2022 data on “Family and Changing Gender Roles” and related topics, fielded in spring 2022.
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”.
We invite scholars to propose questions for the follow-up survey administered after the ISSP 2024 module on ‘Digital Societies’. Deadline 24.04.2023.
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 now for the public event “Paving the way for the future” that will take place at the University of Bern on January 18, 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).