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Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Address:
Lausanne (Switzerland)
Location
C/o Université de Lausanne, Quartier Mouline, Géopolis, Lausanne, PO: 1015, Vaud (Switzerland)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Switzerland
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Scientific Description
FORS enhances and supports work in the social sciences by conducting surveys and methodological research, and by providing researchers with a wealth of information and data for secondary analysis.FORS implements large-scale national and international surveys, offers data and research information services to researchers and academic institutions, and conducts methodological and thematic research.

RI Keywords
Survey, Social science, Political surveys, International surveys, data and information service
Classifications
RI Category
Registers and Survey-led Studies/Databases
Databases
Scientific Domain
Social Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
Services
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

Conceptualisation and drafting of questionnaires • Sampling design and implementation • Programming and layout of questionnaires • Data collection • Data cleaning and preparation • Documentation • Data analysis, data visualisation and interpretation

Training, Summer schools, Seminars
FORSbase

FORSbase is an online platform that enables you to access data and obtain information about social science studies in Switzerland. You can register your own research projects, as well as store and share your own data.

Access
Access Type
Virtual
Access Webpage
Date of last update: 06/06/2019
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