Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) is a national resource centre for research and education. It's mission is to preserve data collected to study Finnish society, people and cultural phenomena in the long term.

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), an independent institute of the Tampere University, Finland, is a national research infrastructure for social sciences and related disciplines, such as health sciences and humanities. The FSD archives, promotes and disseminates digital research data for research, teaching and learning purposes. Most of the datasets are available to registered users, but a growing number are available under the CC BY license without registration. All services are free of charge. The FSD is also the national service provider for CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives. The FSD archives research data from the arctic area in Finland and the current data collections already contain such data. Browse the Aila data catalogue at: More information on depositing data in the FSD:

FSD promotes open access to research data as well as transparency, accumulation and efficient reuse of scientific research. FSD also responsibly implements the FAIR data principles, which aim at making data and services Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable. FSD has been awarded the CoreTrustSeal (CTS) which is granted to an organisation that preserves digital research data in a reliable manner and enables the reuse of data.

Institution Tampere University
Country Finland
Infrastructure type On-line collection or database
Disciplines Education science
History and archaeology
Sociology and cultural studies
Political science and civics
Journalism and communication
information and archive
Management and administration
Environmental sciences
Health and medicine
Social work and counselling
Sports and recreation
Language of operation Finnish
Keywords data sharingacquisitiondatabasematerialsfinland


Datasets in the online catalogue can be accessed at any time.

Dataset availability classes:
(A) openly available for all users without registration (CC BY 4.0),
(B) available for research, teaching and study,
(C) available for research only (including Master's, doctoral and Polytechnic/University of Applied Sciences Master's theses),
(D) available only by permission from the data depositor/creator.

Personal consulting on issues such as depositing data, research ethics concerning reuse, informing research participants and archived datasets is available during office hours.

Contact information

User services

Email: asiakaspalvelu.fsd at
Tel. +358 29 452 0411

Technical services

Email: tuki.fsd at


Email: fsd at

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Postal address

Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
FI-33014 Tampere University

Visiting address

Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
Åkerlundinkatu 5 B, 4th floor
Tampere, Finland

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