Pricing of research data and services

The prices are valid in 2024. The prices of user licences 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.

For more information on invoicing practices, go to the bottom of the page.

Prices for user licences

User licence   Price, VAT 0%
Minor change to the user licence
  • Changes to users.
  • Extension of licence.
EUR 350
Normal user licence (It takes less than 5 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
EUR 750
Broad user licence (It takes 5-9 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 1 500
Very broad user licence (It takes 10-15 hours to prepare a user licence)
  • Challenging data protection studies or other challenging studies.
  • External data requiring a lot of studies.

EUR 3 000

For working hours exceeding 15 hours, the hourly rate according to the current price list will also be charged.
Changes in the intended use of the material are treated and charged like licences for the materials.

The cost for processing the application will be invoiced regardless of whether the application is approved or not. We will also invoice an application that is cancelled or that is not completed after its handling has started.

User licence related to a thesis

The price of the licence for the thesis is EUR 500. In the case of a minor change to the user licence, the price is EUR 175. The applicant must indicate in the application that it is a licence realted to a thesis.

User licence related to a thesis 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.

Service prices

Service Price (+ VAT 24 %)
Charge for hour worked EUR 105 per hour
Division of a one-off invoice to several organisations 1 hour of work
Renewal of a research service agreement for reasons attributable to the customer (e.g. change of invoice payer) 1 hour of work
Renting of a Research Laboratory workstation EUR 70 per day

Prices for data

For more information on the data, see the page Data and their delivery modes | Statistics Finland.

Tailored data

The compiling and editing of research data are priced based on extent and complexity of the work. If the data are extracted from the ready-made data module, the price is at least the same as the price of the ready-made data module. 

Ready-made datasets

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.

Data Price (+ VAT 24 %)
Ready-made data subject to a one-off fee EUR 750
Annual fee for a continuously delivered ready-made data module EUR 550 / year / data

Note: TAX_INCOMES and TAX_BENEFIT ready-made data are issued only as continuously delivered ready-made data in the future.

Microsimulation and income distribution statistics data

Data Price (+ VAT 24 %)
SISU register dataset EUR 2000 / year
SISU register dataset, separate sample EUR 2000 / dataset year
Basic package of income distribution statistics service data: Personal and household data and income nomenclature EUR 500 / dataset year
Additional packages of income distribution statistics: living conditions, housing, benefits, tax variables, additional employment data EUR 100 / additional package / dataset year

Cause of death data

Examples on typical cases of extraction of cause of death data. The price of extraction is calculated according to the current hourly rate.

Data   Price (+ VAT 24%)
Basic cause of death data package for one personal identity code list (3 to 5 working hours)
  • Contains the variables: kvuosi, kuolpvm, tpks (statistical underlying cause of death), tpksaika (statistical underlying cause of death, 54-class time series), vks (immediate cause of death), m1-m4 (contributing causes of death 1-4).
  • One to three additional variables can also be extracted at the same price.
EUR 315 - 525
Extraction request for more extensive cause of death data for one personal identity code list (5 to 6 working hours)
  • Containing, for example, the basic cause of death data package (described above) and four or more additional variables.
EUR 525 - 630
Extraction of the same cause of death data for several personal identity code lists (1 working hour)
  • The price of one hour worked per personal identity code list is added.
EUR 105
Target group extraction (5 to 8 working hours)
  • Extraction of target group based on certain causes of death.

EUR 525 - 840

Retrieving cause of death data for whole/partial years (2 to 3 working hours)
  • It is recommended that cause of death data are retrieved for whole years. The price of two to three working hours can be added to the price if cause of death data are retrieved only for partial years.

EUR 210 - 315

Remote access use

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.

Send orders and changes to virtual machine to tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi.

Prices for FIONA remote access use

Product

Windows / year

(+ VAT 24 %)

Academic Windows / year

(+ VAT 24 %)

Linux / year

(+ VAT 24 %)

Virtual machine S (8 GB RAM, 4 cores)  EUR 3,000 EUR 2,900 EUR 2,800
Virtual machine M (16 GB RAM, 6 cores) EUR 3,800 EUR 3,500 EUR 3,300
Virtual machine L (32 GB RAM, 8 cores) EUR 4,900 EUR 4,200 EUR 4,000
Virtual machine XL (64 GB RAM, 8 cores) EUR 6,700 EUR 5,300 EUR 5,100
User fee EUR 300 / person EUR 300 / person EUR 300 / person

Linux machines

In addition to the standard packages, a High Performance Computing (HPC) machine is available for Linux machines. Contact tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi for more information. We do not provide separate operating instructions for Linux machines, except for technical support in case of system problems. The operating system is CentOS 7. The available applications are described on page FIONA remote access system.

Academic Windows licence

Academic Windows licences are possible for research projects where all users are from organisations that are eligible for academic licences. Research projects are responsible for making sure that the licence terms are met. If the licence terms are met, you can request to switch to an academic Windows licence at tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi.

If the academic Windows licence is activated in the middle of the invoicing period, the machine packages will be invoiced on a monthly basis according to the actual situation.

Other remote access costs

A limited amount of disk space is reserved for each research project, additional disk space is charged for separately. Projects can request an installation of Microsoft Office for a separate charge. 

The Project must have an academic Windows licence installed before an academic Microsoft Office licence can be installed.

Product Price (+ VAT 24 %)
Additional disk space 200 GB EUR 120 / year
Microsoft Office EUR 260 / machine / year
Academic Microsoft Office

EUR 90 / machine / year

Change of machine package in FIONA

EUR 200 / machine

Re-opening remote access for the research project after closing EUR 350

Invoicing practices

User licences and research data are invoiced separately after decision or delivery.

Invoicing for the outputs subject to public law means that no more than two invoice reminders are sent in addition to the original invoice. If the invoice has not been paid by the due date of the second reminder, it will be sent directly for collection (enforcement). If there are any ambiguities or errors in the invoice, you should contact the research services (tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi) as soon as you receive the first invoice.

Invoicing of ready-made data module 

If the project has no need for updates, the material can be obtained for a one-off fee. Ready-made data subject to a one-off fee are charged after delivery.

An annual fee is charged for each calendar year of continuous delivered module. The annual fee will be charged even if the module has not been used for a full year. For the calendar year 2024, the annual fee for continuously delivered ready-made modules will be charged in March. From 2025 onwards, the invoice will be sent out in February. Continuously delivered ready-made data modules opened during the year will be billed in the month following the opening date.

Invoicing of SISU register dataset

An annual fee of is charged for each calendar year of continuous delivered module. The annual fee will be charged even if the module has not been used for a full year.

For the calendar year 2024, the annual fee for continuously delivered ready-made modules will be charged in December. From 2025 onwards, the invoice will be sent out in February. Continuously delivered ready-made data modules opened during the year will be billed in the month following the opening date.

Invoicing of remote access

If the virtual machine is changed during the invoicing period, the use charge is for the largest virtual machine used. The minimum billing period for remote access will be one month, which is one month's share of 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.

The user fee is determined by the number of user IDs that are open during the invoicing period.

The remote access charges are invoiced four times a year:

Invoice date Invoicing period
April 15th January - March
August 15th

April - June

October 15th

July - September

December 15th October - December