Pricing of research data and services

The prices are valid in 2023. 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

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 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
EUR 500
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.

Service prices

Service Price (+VAT 24%)
Charge for hour worked EUR 105 per hour
Division of invoice to several organisations EUR 105
Renewal of a research service agreement for reasons attributable to the customer (e.g. change of invoice payer) EUR 105
Renting of a Research Laboratory workstation EUR 70 per day
Re-opening remote access for the research project after closing EUR 350

Tailored data

The compiling and editing of research data are priced based on extent and complexity of the work.

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.

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

Data Price, VAT 0%
Ready-made data subject to a one-off fee EUR 500
Annual fee for a continuously delivered ready-made data module EUR 500 / year / data

Microsimulation and income distribution statistics data

Data Price, VAT 0%
SISU register dataset EUR 500 / year
Data Price (+VAT 24 %)
SISU register datasets, 15 per cent samples for each dataset year Remote access pricing
SISU register dataset, separate sample EUR 1,000 / 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
Additional packages of income distribution statistics: Additional information from Kela EUR 50 / dataset year

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.

Prices for FIONA remote access use

Product 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
User fee 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.

Interview and survey services

The price for a data collection made by interview and survey services is comprised of the costs of the collecting and designing of the content of the data, costs of the fieldwork stage of the data collecting, and the costs of the processing and editing of the data.

The main factors influencing the costs are the mode of data collecting (telephone interview, face-to-face interview, postal inquiry, web-based data collecting or a combination of these), the length and sample size of the inquiry, the amount of work involved in the designing of the questionnaire and the data collecting. and the form in which the data are delivered (data file, tables, table report, survey report).

Due to the aforementioned factors the price of a survey can range from a couple of thousand to hundreds of thousands of euros. The most important factors affecting the costs of the different survey implementation modes are always discussed in advance, after which a preliminary cost estimate can be given for them. The final cost estimate is made when the implementation alternative that suits the customer's needs and the survey details have been established.

Methodological services

Hourly charging is applied in the pricing of methodological services, for which the price exclusive of VAT varies between EUR 80 to 140 depending on the nature of the assignment. Monthly charging may also be applied in large projects.

Last updated 6 Mar 2023