FORS is the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. FORS maintains a national digital archive for social science research data, implements large-scale national and international surveys, offers data and research information services to researchers and academic institutions, and conducts methodological and thematic research. FORS Data Service is FORS’ resource centre for research and teaching in the social sciences. It provides data management support and training, and it archives, disseminates and promotes quantitative and qualitative data. The Data Service maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date inventory of social science research projects in Switzerland, and makes available a wide range of datasets for secondary analysis. Databases at the FORS Data Service are: SWISSUbase and DeVisu (for variable level metadata for important surveys).