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United Nations World Data Forum 2021

The SSS is pleased that the UNO World Data Forum 2021 will take place in Bern in Switzerland from 3d to 6th of October 2021. The current pandemic has forced the Swiss Confederation and the UN to postpone this forum from 2020 to 2021. However, the UN will hold a reduced virtual forum from 19 to 21 October 2020.

The "Road to Bern" programme is extended until the opening of the Forum.UNDataForum story7Dec
Within the framework of this programme, the SSS will organise various activities in 2021.

More information about it soon here on this page or contact us simply at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in case you are interested to support us.



Statistics is for statisticians

By Valentin Amrhein

No, I’m not a statistician. I’m one of those biologists who, for decades, misused null hypothesis significance testing for testing hypotheses.

Recently, I don’t even do a lot of statistical analyses on my own. As soon as it gets a little complicated, but often also if it seems trivial, I’m reaching out to a statistician who will likely help if I ask persistently enough.

I really wonder how people can do research and publish papers without having a statistician on board. But obviously it does happen. Read more here

Live Streaming event of the SSS

We are pleased to announce the three online events of the SSS, in live streaming here.

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CO2 vs CO19

The CO2 vs CO19 project equips schools with CO2 traffic lights. The pupils not only learn correct ventilation behaviour, but also acquire data literacy. An exercise to understand the knowledge pyramid using the CO2 traffic light is described here.
The project focuses on CO2 measurement in rooms with an integrated alarm that calls for ventilation if the CO2 content in the room is too high. Contact person: Christian Ruiz


ScienceCommm’21 is going to take place on 15th & 16th September 2021 at the University of Fribourg.

The Call for Participation is now open. Contributions on the three topics

  • «Health Communication»
  • «Credibility in Science and Science Communication»
  • «Data Literacy»

can be submitted until 24th March 2021.

Read more here

Looking for a job?

Vacancies for statisticians and related professions are published here.

Calls for Papers

Calls for Papers/Contributions from scientific conferences and journals are published here as well as scientific competitions and awards.

List of Service Providers

Consulting firms and service providers for Statistics and Data Analytics are listed here.