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
|Price, VAT 0%
|Minor change to the user licence
|Normal user licence (It takes less than 5 hours to prepare a user licence)
|Broad user licence (It takes 5-9 hours to prepare a user licence)
|EUR 1 500
|Very broad user licence (It takes 10-15 hours to prepare a user licence)
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.
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.
|Price (+ VAT 24%)
|Basic cause of death data package for one personal identity code list (3 to 5 working hours)
|EUR 315 - 525
|Extraction request for more extensive cause of death data for one personal identity code list (5 to 6 working hours)
|EUR 525 - 630
|Extraction of the same cause of death data for several personal identity code lists (1 working hour)
|Target group extraction (5 to 8 working hours)
EUR 525 - 840
|Retrieving cause of death data for whole/partial years (2 to 3 working hours)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices for FIONA remote access use
Windows / year
(+ VAT 24 %)
Academic Windows / year
(+ VAT 24 %)
Linux / year
(+ VAT 24 %)
|Virtual machine S (8 GB RAM, 4 cores)
|Virtual machine M (16 GB RAM, 6 cores)
|Virtual machine L (32 GB RAM, 8 cores)
|Virtual machine XL (64 GB RAM, 8 cores)
|EUR 300 / person
|EUR 300 / person
|EUR 300 / person
In addition to the standard packages, a High Performance Computing (HPC) machine is available for Linux machines. Contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Price (+ VAT 24 %)
|Additional disk space 200 GB
|EUR 120 / year
|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
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 (email@example.com) 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:
|January - March
April - June
July - September
|October - December