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Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) - Aila Data Service

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Keywords: data, repository, open access, open science, social science, finland
Accessible to: Everybody, Aalto Students & Staff, Aalto users
Repository contains numerous datasets created by researchers. Downloading may require registration.
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Data source type

Open source: Repository


Varies with each dataset

Analysis unit


Geographical coverage

Finland, Global

Time period coverage

Varies with each dataset.




Various formats


Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) provides access to a wide range of digital research data. The Aila Data Service provides access to data archived at the FSD. In the Aila Data Service you can freely search and browse study descriptions of archived data in Finnish and in English. The variables of many quantitative datasets have already been translated and are available in English. There are more than 1,600 datasets on Aila and approximately 1,300 of them are quantitative. Conditions of use apply to most datasets. Data download is free of charge. Some data are available for all users but in most cases download requires registration. Students and staff from the Finnish universities, polytechnics and research institutions can register themselves using HAKA authentication. Other users apply for a username from FSD User Services.


Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)

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Citation instructions are provided at each dataset in the repository.


Contact information is provided on the repository's website. You may also contact us at [email protected] for inquiries about using data from the repository.

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