Pricing for research data and services

Value added tax 24 % is added to the prices.

Tailored unit-level data

The compiling and editing of research data are priced at an hourly rate according to the number of hours worked. The price of research service is EUR 105 per hour. IT costs related to the assignment are added to the labour costs.

A data assignment includes free of charge 10 hours of preparatory work. EUR 105 per hour is charged for any additional work. A separate agreement is signed with the customer concerning the work.

Extension/expansion of user licence: EUR 150

Ready-made datasets for remote access use

The price of ready-made datasets is based on maintaining the data and the amount of work of the customer service related to the data.

FOLK-modules

  • total dataset EUR 300 / module, total data available for research if the need is justified
  • sample data available as tailored unit-level data, pricing based on number of hours worked

Structure of earnings

  • total dataset EUR 1000, total data available for research if the need is justified
  • sample data available as tailored unit-level data, pricing based on number of hours worked
  • the price contains both the structure of earnings data and harmonised structure of earnings data

Enterprise level ready-made datasets

  • EUR 300 per dataset

Other ready-made datasets

The data produced by the statistical offices (e.g. Household Budget Survey) are priced separately.

Remote access

The research project-specific use charge includes both the use charge for remote access and opening/maintenance fees. The agreement will be made for an indefinite duration.The use charge is based on the price of the virtual machine.

The prices for the virtual machines:

Virtual machine

Cost/year

S (8 GB RAM, 4 core

2250 EUR/year

M (16 GB RAM, 6 core)

2750 EUR/year

L (32 GB RAM, 8 core)

3500 EUR/year

XL (64 GB RAM, 8 core)
4800 EUR/year

The charge will be invoiced twice a year: the use between January and June will be charged in June and the use between July and December will be charged in December.

The sum to be charged is determined by the maximum-sized virtual machine the project has used during the billing period.

The minimum-length for the invoicing is one invoicing period (January-June / July-December). Hence, the minimum-charge is a half-year share of the annual fee. If the use of the remote-access starts or ends in the middle of the invoicing period, the charge will be set in proportion of monthly level, if the use has continued at least one whole invoicing period.

Other remote access costs:

A limited amount of disk space is reserved for each research project (300 GB), additional disk space is charged for separately: EUR 120/200 GB/year

Data costs are invoiced in accordance with the price list of research data.

Extension/expansion of user licence: EUR 150

Research service: EUR 105 per hour

Re-opening remote access project EUR 350

Research Laboratory

Data costs are invoiced in accordance with the price list of research data.

  • Renting a workstation in the research laboratory: EUR 70 per day
  • Extension/expansion of user licence: EUR 150
  • Research service: EUR 105 per hour

Microsimulation

The organization-specific use charge includes both the use charge for remote access and opening/maintenance fees. The agreement will be made for an indefinite duration. The use charge is based on the price of the virtual machine chosen by the user organization. 

The prices for the virtual machines:

Virtual machine

Cost/year

S (8 GB RAM, 4 core

2250 EUR/year

M (16 GB RAM, 6 core)

2750 EUR/year

L (32 GB RAM, 8 core)

3500 EUR/year

The charge will be invoiced twice a year: the use between January and June will be charged in June and the use between July and December will be charged in December.

The sum to be charged is determined by the maximum-sized virtual machine the project has used during the billing period.

Other costs:

  • Research service: EUR 105 per hour

Interview and survey services

The price for a data collection made by Statistics Finland's interview and survey services is comprised of the costs of the collecting and designing of the content of the data, costs of the fieldwork stage of the data collecting, and the costs of the processing and editing of the data.

The main factors influencing the costs are the mode of data collecting (telephone interview, face-to-face interview, postal inquiry, web-based data collecting or a combination of these), the length and sample size of the inquiry, the amount of work involved in the designing of the questionnaire and the data collecting, and the form in which the data are to be delivered (data file, tables, table report, survey report).

Due to the aforementioned factors, the price of a survey can range from a couple of thousand to hundreds of thousands of euros.

The most important factors affecting the costs of the different survey implementation modes are always discussed in advance, after which preliminary cost estimates can be given for them. The final cost estimate is made after establishing the implementation alternative that suits the customer's needs and the survey details.

Methodological services

Hourly charging is applied in the pricing of methodological services, for which the price exclusive of VAT varies between EUR 80 to 140 depending on the nature of assignment. Monthly charging may also be applied in large projects.

Last updated 27 Nov 2020