The WRDS Difference

Supporting the needs of 50,000+ corporate, academic, and government researchers in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in business intelligence, data validation, innovative tools, analytics, data management, and insight into the latest innovations in research.

WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines can easily search for concepts across the data repository.

Data on WRDS
Partnering with global vendors, WRDS hosts 350+TB of data — the broadest collection of data on the most robust computing infrastructure to give users the power to analyze complex information at speeds of up to 400MB per second.
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Multiple Delivery Options

Access to data alone is not enough for today’s results-driven research environment.
Choose the WRDS web interface to access data remotely with one-click and remote access. Researchers with stronger programming skills can access the WRDS client server using PCSAS Connect, Stata, Matlab, R, C, Fortran, Python, or SAS. WRDS Cloud enables you to dig deep into big data analytics.


Research Support
The WRDS Support Team of doctoral-level Specialists answer all questions relating to research and data. Our staff is deeply knowledgeable about our customized, trademarked analytics and tools, helping to navigate your research accurately and efficiently.

Rigorous data review and validation by top-tier academics and experts

Analytics by WRDS — powerful analytics tools support researchers — get more out of your data with less effort. More >>

Research Applications as transparent and ready-to-use algorithms, these research applications cover a wide range of topics representing various areas of research, including ▪Develop financial algorithms from simple benchmarking to complex valuations and back-testing ▪Portfolio Constructions and Market Anomolies ▪Event Studies ▪Linking Databases ▪Risk and Valuation Measures ▪Microstructure Research and many more

Research Services  access customized training, sample programs, and tutorials

Consulting Services draw on the extensive experience of our doctoral-level researchers to help you gain critical insights from today’s complex business and financial fields. Our methodology combines the industry’s most respected scholars and researchers, advanced analytics and global data services to provide your organization with an extensive set of solutions.


Use WRDS in the Classroom
Classroom by WRDS is a teaching toolkit designed specifically for instructors who are introducing finance and business concepts. More >>

Our Users
WRDS offers a competitive resource solution or a complement to existing internal services.

  • Investment Managers
  • Investment Bankers
  • Hedge Funds
  • Wealth Managers
  • Private Equity
  • Research & Sales
  • Legal
  • Government Agencies
  • Consultants & Advisors
  • Academics