Using WRDS

Answered By: Samantha Halford
Last Updated: 02 Dec 2022 Views: 101

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) is a business data research service which allows you to search a range of research datasets to which we subscribe using a common interface. You can see a list of the datasets we subscribe to here.

You need to create an account to use WRDS

  • Click 'Register' on the WRDS homepage
  • Register using your City email address
  • Under 'Affiliation Type', postgraduate and undergraduate students should select 'Masters Student'
  • You will receive an email within two working days asking you to agree to the Terms & Conditions
  • Once you have replied, your account will be approved and when you login to WRDS, you will have to sign up to their 2 Factor Authentication system. 
  • As part of the registration process, Duo collects WRDS usernames, phone numbers, and email addresses in order to verify information during login.  Duo (owned by Cisco) retains anonymized information post login for statistical and performance purposes. Duo privacy policies can be found here. 

To learn to use WRDS, use the 'Support' tab in the top right hand corner. 

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