FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on consumer habits, innovation and industry.

There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset.

Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Data Archive and we encourage you to use keyword search more datasets on the subject on Aila. In addition, datasets suitable for research on the theme may be found from other European data archives by using CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in new tab).

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, all related materials are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

FSD3501 Collaborative and Sharing Economy Phenomena in Finnish Households 2019
The survey charted Finnish experiences of sharing economy and the use of related services. Respondents could respond to the survey in Finnish, Swedish or English.

FSD3363 Stakeholders' Perceptions of the Nord Stream 2 Project 2019
The data consist of interviews of stakeholder representatives on the Nord Stream 2 project in Hanko and Kotka. The interviews focused especially on the interaction between stakeholders and the project company. All seven interviews were conducted in English.

FSD2841 Consumer Choices of University of Tampere Students 2011
The study charted the consumer choices and behaviour of students at the University of Tampere, Finland. Three areas of consumption were paid special attention to, namely, clothing, hobbies, and food.

FSD2942 Innovation System of Finnish Municipalities 2011
The survey studied whether Finnish municipalities (local government) had innovation systems that supported their development and regeneration.

FSD2488 Evaluation of Finnish National Innovation System 2009: Firms
The survey is part of the larger INNOEVAL survey evaluating the Finnish National Innovation System from several angles. In this study, the opinions of Finnish firms on the Finnish National Innovation System were queried.

FSD1123 Youth Study 1993
The survey studied Finnish young people's awareness and attitudes towards industrial enterprises and the European Community. The survey also includes statements relating to industrial work, causes of environmental degradation, and environmental problems.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on consumer habits, innovation and industry should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland (Opens in new tab) also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Research data produced in Finland may also be searched via the Fairdata.fi Etsin (Opens in new tab) . Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA (Opens in new tab) . The UK Data Service (Opens in new tab) has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Opens in new tab) . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR (Opens in new tab) are also well worth searching.