Pricing of research data and services
The prices are valid in 2023, excluding microsimulation prices. Prices for microsimulation for 2023 are available on the Finnish pages.
The prices of user licences and ready-made data are outputs subject to public law, on which value added tax is not charged. Other prices are exclusive of value added tax (24%).
User licence prices
||Price, VAT 0%
|Minor change to the user licence
- Changes to users.
- Extension of licence.
|Normal user licence (It takes less than 7 hours to prepare a user licence)
- Released material, e.g. cause of death data for medical research.
- Licences for released anonymised service data.
- Simple licences for research data for remote access, such as ready-made data.
- Small extensions to data for remote access.
- Simple additions of external data for remote access
|Broad user licence (It takes 7-14 hours to prepare a user licence)
- Licences for customised material for remote access.
- Licences for ready-made data that require more extensive studies.
- Addition of external material to a licence that requires studies.
|EUR 1 000
|Very broad user licence (It takes more than 14 hours to prepare a user licence)
- Challenging data protection studies or other challenging studies.
- External data requiring a lot of studies.
EUR 2 000
The cost for processing the application will be invoiced regardless of whether the application is approved or not. An application that is cancelled or that is not completed after its handling has started is invoiced according to the amount of work performed.
User licence related to a thesis
The application concerns the production of one thesis. If the project involves the production of several theses or other non-thesis outputs, this is a normal or broad licence. Licences related to a thesis are outputs subject to public law for which Statistics Finland charges a fee below the cost value as intended in Section 6, Subsection 3 of the Act on Criteria for Charges Payable to the State.
||Price (+VAT 24%)
|Charge for hour worked
||EUR 105 per hour
|Division of invoice to several organisations
|Renewal of a research service agreement for reasons attributable to the customer (e.g. change of invoice payer)
|Renting of a Research Laboratory workstation
||EUR 70 per day
|Re-opening remote access for the research project after closing
The compiling and editing of research data are priced based on extent and complexity of the work.
An annual fee or a one-off fee will be charged for the use of ready-made data modules depending on whether the licence has been granted for a continuously delivered ready-made data module or ready-made data subject to a one-off fee.
Ready-made data subject to a one-off fee
If the project has no need for updates, the material can be obtained for a one-off fee. In such cases, the latest versions of the data modules will be handed over to the research project at the time of delivery, and the project has access to the data for one year from delivery. During this time the data can be copied to the project’s workspace in FIONA (W disk). The project has access to the copied data as long as the licence is valid. Ready-made data subject to a one-off fee are charged after delivery. The price for additional space is EUR 120 per 200 GB a year.
Continuously delivered ready-made data module
A continuously delivered ready-made data module means that by paying an annual fee, the research project can have access to ready-made modules and their future updates as long as the licence is valid.
Continuously delivered modules are subject to an annual fee and are ordered for the duration of the agreement, but for a minimum of one year. The earliest date on which it can be agreed to change the continuously delivered ready-made data to one-time delivered ready-made data is one year after the conclusion of the agreement.
The project that is using ready-made data subject to a one-off fee can apply for the continuously delivered modules according to the normal application process.
In the current projects, the updates for the ready-made data modules have been interrupted in January 2022. The projects can use the data modules in accordance with the ending time as long as the previously granted licence is valid.
Prices for ready-made data
||Price, VAT 0%
|Ready-made data subject to a one-off fee
|Annual fee for a continuously delivered ready-made data module
||EUR 500 / year / data
Microsimulation datasets, prices for 2022
Prices for 2023 will be updated as soon as possible.
|SISU register datasets, 15 per cent samples for each dataset year
||Remote access pricing
|SISU register dataset, separate sample
||EUR 1,000 per dataset year
|Microsimulation version of Household Budget Survey service dataset
||2012 dataset (both versions): EUR 3,900;
2016 dataset: EUR 3,900;
all datasets: EUR 5,175
A research project-specific use charge is paid for the virtual machine the research project has rented as well as a user fee based on the number of users using the machine. The research project selects a suitable virtual machine for its use.
Prices for FIONA remote access use
||Price (+VAT 24%)
|Virtual machine S (8 GB RAM, 4 cores)
||EUR 2,800 per year
|Virtual machine M (16 GB RAM, 6 cores)
||EUR 3,500 per year
|Virtual machine L (32 GB RAM, 8 cores)
||EUR 4,500 per year
|Virtual machine XL (64 GB RAM, 8 cores)
||EUR 6,200 per year
||EUR 250 per year / person
The remote access charges are invoiced twice a year, the invoicing period is six months: use between January and June is charged in June and use between July and December is charged in December. If the virtual machine is changed during the invoicing period, the use charge is for the largest virtual machine used.
The minimum length for invoicing is one invoicing period. Hence, the minimum charge is half the annual charge. If the use of the remote access starts or ends in the middle of the invoicing period, the charge will be set in proportion to the monthly level according to the start and end times provided that the use has continued for at least one whole invoicing period.
The user fee is determined according to the number of usernames that were open during the invoicing period.
Other remote access costs
A limited amount of disk space is reserved for each research project, additional disk space is charged for separately. The price for additional space is EUR 120 per 200 GB a year.