Data

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

Data Service Portal Aila

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

There are more than 1,600 datasets on Aila and approximately 1,300 of them are quantitative. There are currently about 3,000 registered Aila users and they include users from all Finnish universities and polytechnics 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 90 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 40,000 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.