Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives



Significant increase in the use of data from the Finnish service provider in 2015

User statistics from 2015 show that the use of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) data collection continues to grow.

This trend has been going on ever since the launch of the data service portal Aila in mid-2014. The portal allows users to download data online.

Compared to 2014, the number of datasets downloaded grew by 60%, reaching 2,200 by the end of the year and over 800 registered users downloaded data. In addition, open access data which do not require prior registration for their access were downloaded by 360 persons.

The most popular quantitative dataset was Measures of Democracy 1810-2012 which can be downloaded without being registered on the portal. The data focuses on political competition, political participation and the index of democratisation in all independent nations.

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