Data permits and data requests

Kela’s register data can be released in accordance with the Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data (552/2019) for instance for scientific research. A permit is needed for the use of the data. This page provides instructions on how to request data permits and data.

Data permits and data to be requested from Findata

The Data Permit Authority Findata grants the permits necessary for secondary use of data and provides the material if

  • the permit application involves data from several data controllers to which the Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data applies
  • the data will be obtained from private providers of social and health services
  • the application concerns data stored in the Kanta Services. Please note that until 31 December 2020 only data included in the Prescription Centre and the Prescription Archive and related permits are requested from Findata. Requests for permits and data concerning other Kanta Services will be handled by Findata starting from 1 January 2021.

Findata also processes all permit applications that concern Kela’s register data when the applications concern data from several data controllers to which the Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data applies. More information is available on the Findata website (findata.fi/en).

Address the permit application to Findata:

e-mail: info@findata.fi
Telephone: 029 524 6500.

Data permits and data to be requested from Kela

Kela handles the permits and datasets needed for secondary use of data when the permit application concerns only Kela’s register data as regards data to which the Act on the Secondary Use of Health and Social Data applies.

Links to Kela register data commonly used for research purposes are available in Aineistokatalogi (aineistokatalogi.fi, in Finnish).

For more information, please contact:

e-mail: tietoaineistot@kela.fi
Telephone: 050 476 2974.

On the use of the statistical data collected by Kela, see the Statistical Information Service