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The Aila Data Service provides access to data archived at the Finnish Social Science Data Archive. Data are available free of charge for registered users, according to access conditions set for each dataset.

Aila contains approximately 1,300 datasets, the majority of which are quantitative data. The variables of many quantitative datasets are already available in English and more are translated on request. Aila has over 3,000 registered users.

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CESSDA - Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives


CESSDA ERIC, or Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, is a research infrastructure for social science data archives across Europe. Finland is a partner of CESSDA. Many of CESSDA's operations are based on the decentralised services provided by national service providers.

CESSDA provides free, high-quality archiving and data management services to the international research community. One of its main goals is to make data available to researchers regardless of the location.

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Finnish Social Science Data Archive

Finnish Social Science Data Archive

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) provides a single point of access to a wide range of digital research data for learning, teaching and research purposes. The archive is a national resource centre funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. All services are free of charge.

The FSD promotes open access to research data as well as transparency, accumulation and efficient reuse of scientific research and is the first organisation in Finland to have been awarded the Data Seal of Approval (DSA).

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