Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

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Jan

Use of data from the Finnish service provider continued to increase in 2016

Last year, the use of the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) data collection grew by 25% compared to 2015, reaching a total of 2,835 downloaded datasets by the end of the year (2015: 2,262).

The busiest month in terms of data downloads was September (489), while July was the quietest (79).

A growing number of students and researchers are discovering the advantages of reusing data. In 2016, as many as 1,020 registered users downloaded data from the data service portal Aila (2015: 802).

In addition, open access data, which do not require registration, were downloaded by 397 persons. Use of information services provided by the FSD also grew. Overall, the data service portal now has some 2,800 registered users.

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Compare with the 2015 figures here.