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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The approaching summer holiday season is causing delays in the processing of mandates, especially for larger requests for information (2.6.2023)
The processing of licence applications for customised data requests from Research Services has unfortunately been delayed. There are currently 19 requests for customised data in the queue. The time delay is currently around 3 months, but will be increased over the summer.
For other mandates, the queues are moderate. We will update the current queue situation on this website also during the summer on Mondays.
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.
Summary of the results of the customer survey (31.5.2023)
The results of the customer survey on researcher services have been reviewed and a summary of the results has been published (pdf).
Changes to the FOLK Basic module (29.5.2023)
In the next update of FOLK Basic module (FOLK_PERUS) in 6/2023, the variable sex (sukup) will be separated into a detached file, where it will be updated with the latest value for previous years, as described in the data description. Nationality and language will be updated as yearly data and no longer with the latest value for previous years.
Delay in entry to processing of applications
There are currently 32 applications in for processing. 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||2 weeks||3|
|Ready-made data||2 months||8|
|Tailored data||3 months||16|
|Cause of death / data with identification data||1 week||2|
Newsletter of Research Services
The newsletter informs about current news from Research Services at Statistics Finland.
- Newsletter 8.3.2023 (pdf)
- Newsletter 21.11.2022 (pdf)
- Tip of the autumn: To be considered when filling in an application for a licensce (pdf)
- Newsletter 23.3.2022 (pdf)
- Newsletter 13.10.2021 (pdf)
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
In all questions concerning research data, you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.