The scientific bases for outline conditions, the situation with regard to demand, the implementation of regulations or benefits and the effects of socio-political tools are being examined as part of the sector-specific research carried out within the Swiss Federal Insurance Office (FSIO). Such background knowledge is important in relation to the form of the social security system. It is used by political bodies as a basis for socio-political decisions as well as by the FSIO for dealing with their daily tasks.
The FSIO normally mandates external scientific experts or institutions to carry out its scientific studies. The mandates are allotted through a tendering system. Current calls for tenders can be seen on the FSIO's website. The research projects are monitored by internal and external specialists. Final reports are published as part of the Contributions to Social Security series.
Master Plan for Research
Last modification 08.05.2019