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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Palveluportaali Aila

Data Service Portal Aila

Aila provides access to data archived at the FSD. You can browse and search study descriptions and variables in Finnish and English, and download data easily and free of charge. Data download requires registration.

Terms and conditions for access vary from dataset to dataset. Some datasets are available for research, teaching and study, some for research only. In some cases access requires premission from the data depositor.

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CESSDA - Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

CESSDA Service Provider

CESSDA, or Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, is a research infrastructure for social science data archives across Europe. Finland is a member of CESSDA and the Finnish Social Science Data Archive is one of its 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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Data downloads on the rise

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FSD to lead CESSDA Metadata Management project

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Services to humanities and health sciences

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