Materials and methods
VATT’s principle is openness in reporting research findings and equal treatment of data users.
VATT does not primarily produce its own material, and research work is largely based on using the extensive register material of Statistics Finland, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Tax Administration. Usage rights and authorisations for research material as well as usage and users are monitored systematically and statistics are kept on these.
VATT’s research findings and methods are carefully documented in research reports. In order to promote the repeatability of research findings, the runs used for numerical solutions can also be published, either on the researcher’s website or the website of the article’s publisher.