About WRDS


WRDS provides faculty, staff and students with access to all subscribed-to datasets through one university-wide license. Researchers have the benefit of accessing over 350 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines from one location.

Supporting the research needs of 50,000+ corporate, academic, and government users in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global leader in innovative tools, analytics, data management, and research services — all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

WRDS data management, validation and storage eliminate costly data infrastructure fees and ensure timely updates with ready-to-use standardized data available for analysis.


Improve research efficiency and speed by as much as 40% — reducing time to data discovery, analysis, and publication.
Customized research applications, access to SAS Studio, and an extensive suite of sample programs enable seminal paper replication
WRDS attracts and retains leading thought leaders by showing that your institution
is committed to providing best-in-class research tools.
Drive impact using high integrity data sources, a flexible computing platform, integrated data access, doctoral-level support, and analytics tools.
WRDS Research Paper Series on SSRN increases your citations.


WRDS Data Management and Storage
• Enable access to all subscribed-to datasets from one location.
• Eliminate costly data infrastructure fees

Flexible Access Options
• Web interface that works wherever you do. >Remotely>In class >IP-based access in labs and libraries
• WRDS Cloud allows for on-demand access — produce results with greater proficiency and vastly shorter processing periods
• WRDS client server using PCSAS Connect (the power of a Unix system in a familiar Windows
environment), C, Stata, Matlab, R, Python or SAS

Simultaneous Access to Multiple Data Sources Access of the world’s most referenced datasets easily available in a consistent format.

Doctoral-level Research Team Dedicated support in all areas of research.

Classroom by WRDS A teaching toolkit designed specifically for instructors who are introducing finance and business concepts.

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

Research Services Access customized training, tutorials, research tools, and consulting support.

Peking University, Peking University HSBC Business School, Cheung Kong Graduate School, Chinese
University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen, Renmin University of China, Tsinghua University, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, Xiamen University, Zhejiang University, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Sun Yat-sen University, Wuhan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Nankai University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, Hang Seng Management College, Lingnan University, National Cheng Chi University, National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Nanjing University, University of International Business and Economics, Hong Kong Baptist University

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