Pricing of research data and services
The prices are valid in 2023. The prices of user licences and ready-made data are outputs subject to public law, on which value added tax is not charged. Other prices are exclusive of value added tax (24%).
Invoicing for the outputs subject to public law means that no more than two invoice reminders are sent in addition to the original invoice. If the invoice has not been paid by the due date of the second reminder, it will be sent directly for collection (enforcement). If there are any ambiguities or errors in the invoice, you should contact the research services (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you receive the first invoice.
User licence prices
|User licence||Price, VAT 0%|
|Minor change to the user licence||
|Normal user licence (It takes less than 7 hours to prepare a user licence)||
|Broad user licence (It takes 7-14 hours to prepare a user licence)||
||EUR 1 000|
|Very broad user licence (It takes more than 14 hours to prepare a user licence)||
EUR 2 000
Changes in the intended use of the material are treated like licences for the materials, i.e. the price of the licence can be between 500 and 2000 euros.
The cost for processing the application will be invoiced regardless of whether the application is approved or not. An application that is cancelled or that is not completed after its handling has started is invoiced according to the amount of work performed.
User licence related to a thesis
The application concerns the production of one thesis. If the project involves the production of several theses or other non-thesis outputs, this is a normal or broad licence.
Licences related to a thesis are outputs subject to public law for which Statistics Finland charges a fee below the cost value as intended in Section 6, Subsection 3 of the Act on Criteria for Charges Payable to the State. The price of the licence for the thesis is 50% of the normal price of the licence. The applicant must indicate in the application that it is a licence realted to a thesis.
A research project-specific use charge is paid for the virtual machine the research project has rented as well as a user fee based on the number of users using the machine. The research project selects a suitable virtual machine for its use.
Send orders and changes to virtual machine to email@example.com.
Prices for FIONA remote access use
Windows / year
Academic Windows / year
Linux / year
|Virtual machine S (8 GB RAM, 4 cores)||EUR 2,800||EUR 2, 700||EUR 2, 600|
|Virtual machine M (16 GB RAM, 6 cores)||EUR 3,500||EUR 3, 200||EUR 3, 000|
|Virtual machine L (32 GB RAM, 8 cores)||EUR 4,500||EUR 3, 800||EUR 3, 600|
|Virtual machine XL (64 GB RAM, 8 cores)||EUR 6,200||EUR 4, 800||EUR 4, 600|
|User fee||EUR 250 / person||EUR 250 / person||EUR 250 / person|
The remote access charges are invoiced twice a year, the invoicing period is six months: use between January and June is charged in June and use between July and December is charged in December. If the virtual machine is changed during the invoicing period, the use charge is for the largest virtual machine used.
The minimum length for invoicing is one invoicing period. Hence, the minimum charge is half the annual charge. If the use of the remote access starts or ends in the middle of the invoicing period, the charge will be set in proportion to the monthly level according to the start and end times provided that the use has continued for at least one whole invoicing period.
The user fee is determined according to the number of usernames that were open during the invoicing period.
On Linux machines, the virtual machines are the same for S-XL as for Windows. Machines are ordered in the same way as other machines at the start or in the middle of a project. In addition, a High Performance Computing (HPC) machine is available in weekly instalments of EUR 300 per week (hpc.5.32core - 116 GB RAM, 32 cores). We do not provide separate operating instructions for Linux machines, except for technical support in case of system problems. The operating system is CentOS 7. The available applications are described on page FIONA remote access system.
Academic Windows licence
Academic Windows licences are possible for research projects where all users are from organisations that are eligible for academic licences. Research projects are responsible for making sure that the licence terms are met. If the licence terms are met, you can request to switch to an academic Windows licence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the academic Windows licence is activated in the middle of the invoicing period, the machine packages will be invoiced on a monthly basis according to the actual situation.
Other remote access costs
A limited amount of disk space is reserved for each research project, additional disk space is charged for separately. Projects can request an installation of Microsoft Office for a separate charge.
The Project must have an academic Windows licence installed before an academic Microsoft Office licence can be installed.
|Product||Price (+VAT 24%)|
|Additional disk space 200 GB||EUR 120 / year|
|Microsoft Office||EUR 260 / machine / year|
|Academic Microsoft Office||EUR 90 / machine / year|