The government through its various ministries, institutions, and organisations gathers vast amounts of individual/corporate/unit-level data first and foremost for functional purposes. The gathered data usually becomes available then also for secondary purposes such as research. This means that researchers can use complete and individual-level data that can be linked to pretty much any other registry as well. This webinar tries to shed light on the world of Finnish registry data. The goal is to raise awareness of what is out there, when and where is out there, and who and how one can gain access.
Who can participate?
The webinar is aimed at anyone who is interested in using registry data but might lack the experience to wade through the sometimes-complicated details of it all. Students and researchers alike.
You will gain a general view of the world of Finnish registry data. Concepts that the webinar touches on are the relationship between functional data and research data and what this means to the availability and timeliness of registry data, services offered by Statistics Finland and FinData, and some contemplation of where this particular “field” is going. Case example, Helsinki GSE Situation Room.
1-hour webinar with a presentation and a Q&A. The webinar is free of charge.
Schedule and location
The training will be held online via Zoom on May 10, 2022, at 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern European Time (EET).
Antti Valkonen, project manager of Aalto University Data Hub. Worked previously as the coordinator of Helsinki GSE Situation Room which was the most ambitious and large-scale effort so far in Finland to combine up-to-date registry data for facilitating data-based decision making during the covid pandemic.