Finnish Social Science Data Archive

The FSD provides a single point of access to a wide range of digital research data for learning, teaching and research purposes.

The Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), an independent institute of the University of Tampere, Finland, is a national research infrastructure for the social sciences and related disciplines such as the health sciences and humanities. The FSD archives, promotes and disseminates digital research data for research, teaching and learning purposes for registered users. A growing number of the datasets can be used for other purposes as well and registration is not required.  Services are free of charge. FSD is also a service provider for the European research infrastructure CESSDA. The FSD archives research data from the arctic area in Finland and the current data collections already include such data. Browse the data catalogue in: More information on depositing data in the FSD:

The FSD promotes open access to research data as well as transparency, accumulation and efficient reuse of scientific research and is the first organisation in Finland to have been awarded the Data Seal of Approval (DSA).

Institution Tampere University
Country Finland
Infrastructure type On-line collection or database
Disciplines Education science
Environmental sciences
Health and medicine
History and archaeology
Journalism and communication
Management and administration
Social work and counselling
Sociology and cultural studies
Language of operation Finnish
Keywords databasedata sharingacquisition


Dataset in the webcatalogue can be accessed any time.

Dataset availability:
(A) openly available for all users without registration
(B) available for research, teaching and study
(C) available for research only (including e.g. Master's, licentiate and doctoral theses)
(D) available only by permission from the data depositor/creator.

Personal consulting about such issues as depositing, research ethics concerning reuse and archived datasets available during office hours.

Contact information

User services

Email: asiakaspalvelu.fsd at
Tel. +358 40 190 1442

Technical services

Email: tuki.fsd at


Tel. +358 40 190 1432
Fax: +358 3 343 9088
Email: fsd at

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Postal address

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

Visiting address

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

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