Thomson Reuters Worldscope brings uniform analysis structure to complex global accounting data

PHILADELPHIA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Worldscope from Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligence information for business and professionals. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS is trusted by leading universities around the world for data access and insights that accelerate impactful research and enhance learning.

Financial accounting practices are diverse and company presentations remain highly inconsistent, making analysis challenging. Thomson Reuters Worldscope addresses this complexity by utilizing uniform definitions and standardized statement organization.

“WRDS is excited to add Thomson Reuters Worldscope to our existing data offerings,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “Our mission is to advance and enable financial research, and Worldscope will better serve our subscribers as they conduct important research on global accounting practices.”

“WRDS is a natural fit for Thomson Reuters,” said Marika Vilen, global head of Partnerships at Thomson Reuters. “It’s an important collaboration for us. Our data has long been a vital resource in academia. Offering Thomson Reuters Worldscope content on the WRDS platform, with its wide distribution, will enable us to expand our ability to reach academic and corporate researchers conducting cutting edge work in accounting and finance.”

In addition to Worldscope, WRDS hosts a wide range of Thomson Reuters datasets, including IBES Earning Estimates, IBES Guidance, Insider Filings, Mutual Funds, 13-F Filings, TASS, and Dealscan. For details see

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 375 institutions in 33 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and the Wharton School’s OTIS, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School

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