Research services

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).

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Prices for Research Services in 2024 

Fees for Research Services user licences, ready-made datasets and microsimulation model will change.

An information note on the new prices has been sent to our customers, see the information note.

Prices for 2024 are available in our price list.

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

(updated 19.2.2024)

There are currently 31 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 week 1
Ready-made data 2 weeks 3
Tailored data 2 months 9
Cause of death / data with identification data 3 weeks 3

Newsletter of Research Services

The newsletter informs about current news from Research Services at Statistics Finland.

Application process for data

  1. Learn more about the data
  2. Apply for licence
  3. We process your application
  4. We make an agreement
  5. We compile the data
  6. We deliver the data

Contact us

In all questions concerning research data, you can contact us by email:

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.