Micro data or unit-level data are available from Statistics Finland for scientific studies and statistical surveys. Data are available from both enterprise and individual databases in a variety of ways. Licences, the data, their tailoring and remote access are subject to charge.
Statistics Finland's Research Services grant licences for micro data. We offer ready-made data and tailoring of data according to research need.
Statistical legislation and data protection and confidentiality practices specified in legislation are applied in compiling and releasing the data. The releasing of data is subject to a user licence. View the rules of the Research Services (PDF).
Research Services’ application practices are changing 1.11.2023!
In future, only new items the research project applies for will be reported in the licence application. Authorisations for data other than Statistics Finland's must already be submitted with the application. In some cases, a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) must also be submitted.
Read more about the changes in the newsletter.
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Changes in the prices and billing rhythm of Research Services from 1.1.2024
The prices for FIONA for 2024 have been published. The prices are available in our price list.
Please see the newsletter sent about the changes.
A dedicated channel for technical support requests for FIONA from 1 June 2023
From 1 June 2023, we will introduce a dedicated channel for technical support requests for FIONA. Instructions for submitting a support request from 1.6.2023 can be found on the technical support portal at FIONA Remote Access Support Portal.
Delay in entry to processing of applications
There are currently 30 applications in for processing and 15 applications under preliminary check. The time from processing the application to receiving the data varies depending on the extent of the data. The number of applications in the queue means the number of ready applications in the queue
|Type of application||Delay in entry to processing of applications (around)||Applications in the queue|
|Addition of users and continuation of licence||1,5 weeks||7|
|Ready-made data||0 weeks||0|
|Tailored data||2,5 weeks||2|
|Cause of death / data with identification data||0,5 week||1|
Newsletter of Research Services
The newsletter informs about current news from Research Services at Statistics Finland.
- Newsletter 8.3.2023 (pdf)
- Newsletter 21.11.2022 (pdf)
- Tip of the autumn: To be considered when filling in an application for a licensce (pdf)
- Newsletter 23.3.2022 (pdf)
- Newsletter 13.10.2021 (pdf)
Application process for data
- Learn more about the data
- Apply for licence
- We process your application
- We make an agreement
- We compile the data
- We deliver the data
In all questions concerning research data, you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to contact us by telephone, send us by email a call request and tell us in the message what it concerns. This way we can find a suitable expert to see to the matter.