The Finnish Social Science Data Archive archives and disseminates quantitative and qualitative research data in digital format.

Browse Datasets grouped by type

FSD's online data service Aila facilitates access to data. Users can download data online, according to the conditions set for each dataset.

Study descriptions can be browsed and sorted by title, topic, keyword or series. Browsing our data catalogue is possible even without registration.

Data Service Portal Aila

Aila provides access to data archived at the Finnish Social Science Data Archive, free of charge.

There are more than 1,900 datasets on Aila and approximately 1,600 of them are quantitative. There are currently more than 6,000 registered Aila users and they include users from Finnish universities, polytechnics and research institutes as well as some institutions abroad. Roughly ten percent of all Aila users are from outside Finland.

Conditions of use apply to most datasets on Aila and downloading them requires registration. There are some 150 datasets on Aila that are freely available to all users without registration. Quantitative datasets are translated into English on request.

Download data from Aila

Data Service Portal Aila

Data by Theme

The data by theme pages contain information on data series and datasets on a variety of themes, such as environment and energy, crime, equality and impartiality, Finnish elections, and health.

The listed datasets mainly comprise survey data charting attitudes and opinions.

Explore Data by Theme

CESSDA Data Catalogue

The CESSDA Data Catalogue (CDC) is a one-stop shop for searching and finding European social science data. It contains descriptions of more than 41,000 datasets held by CESSDA’s Service Providers. Datasets come from over 20 European countries.

Currently, about 75% of study descriptions are available in English and the rest in local languages. Each detailed data description has a link to the study information on the website of the data provider. This information explains which access conditions apply to the data generated in that study. All data descriptions from FSD's Aila have been harvested to the CDC.

CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in a new tab)

International Data

A great deal of international comparative datasets and individual datasets collected from different countries in various research programmes are available on their respective websites. This list contains links to the websites of some notable surveys, research programmes and data centres. All links will open in new tab.