Micro data

Micro data or unit-level data are available from Statistics Finland for scientific studies and statistical surveys.

The Research Services offer ready-made data and tailoring of data according to research need. Data are available from both enterprise and individual databases in a variety of ways. The data, their tailoring and remote access are subject to charge.

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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No output checking or answers to inquiries on 5.5.2022 

The staff of Research Services are in a seminar on Thursday May 5th 2022. Output checking of results and other inquiries by email are handled the next day May 6th.

Statistics Finland's new electronic licensing service (4.4.2022)

Researchers can send in their applications electronically. Log in to the permit service at lupa.stat.fi. The service uses strong identification of the applicant (Suomi.fi, Haka, Virtu, EduGain).

In the licensing service, the applicant first selects the materials to be ordered, for example ready-made material or customizable material. After this the applicant fills out the application form. The permit service includes a catalog that lists the ready-made materials and service materials that can be applied for. Pledge of secrecy and remote access commitments can also be submitted through the service.

Researcher Services customer survey sent to customers (29.3.2022)

We are using survey to identify data needs and suggestions for improvement. If you are a customer of Researcher Services and have not received a survey, please contact tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi and we will send it to you.

Newsletter is sent to Research Services’ customers (24.3.2022)

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

See the newsletter (pdf). 

New guide: Remote Access to Research Data (10.3.2022)

The guide provides information about using the research data sets and the SISU microsimulation model remotely. The guide gives basic guidance on data secure use of research data subject to user licence in a remote access use environment. It provides an overall picture of the legal principles of remote access use, data protection issues, application process and agreement practices as well as good practices of remote access use. It is recommended that remote access users would familiarise themselves with the guide.

View the Remote access to research data guide.

Changes in prices for Research Services’ ready-made datasets from 1.1.2022 (21.12.2021)

An annual fee or a one-time fee will be charged for the use of ready-made data modules depending on whether the license has been granted for continuously delivered ready-made data module or one time delivered ready-made data module. 

More information from newsletter (pdf).

Changes in prices from 1.1.2022

There will be changes in prices for Statistics Finland's remote access system Fiona, the user licenses and ready-made datasets. The updated price list for remote access system can be found on Statistics Finland's website.

Newslettes about prices 2022 (pdf).

Delay in entry to processing of applications

(Updated 18.5.2022)

  • Addition of users: around 2 weeks
  • Ready-made data: around 7 weeks
  • Tailored data: around 3 months
  • Cause of death / data with identification data: around 2 weeks

The time from processing the application to receiving the data varies depending on the extent of the data.

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.

Newsletter of Research Services

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

Newsletter 23.3.2022 (pdf)

Newsletter 13.10.2021 (pdf)

Contact us

In all questions concerning research data, you can contact us by email: tutkijapalvelut@stat.fi.

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.