Kela as an information provider


We develop and provide information services for our customers and for society at large. Our goal is to promote the exchange of information and to further the use of data by different organisational units within Kela.

We produce research, statistics, information materials and open data. We offer our partners novel ways to utilise data. We participate in legislative development in order to dismantle barriers to the exchange of data.

Information Services: What we are

Statistics and analytics

  • Developing methods for the secondary use of data and the required storage, reporting, metrics and analytics solutions
  • Statistical publications
  • Investigative analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning: Applications and development
  • Developing and publishing open data
  • Research data sources: Information and permits


  • Research on the Finnish social security system and its effectiveness
  • Supporting efforts to develop Kela's benefit provision and other operations
  • Research publications, information in brief and the research blog
  • Research expertise services

Information management

  • Kela’s customer data and core data resources
  • Development and management of the Kanta services and other social and healthcare information services and data resources entrusted to Kela
  • Domestic and international information exchange solutions


  • Innovating and developing information services and products in collaboration with customers
  • Service design and trialling of innovations
  • Next, developing innovation and collaboration platforms for use by collaboration partners

Library services

  • Specialist library with a focus on social policy
  • The basis for the library’s collections is literature covering social security, social policy and legislation