Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a so-called ‘shell interface’ providing access to a diversified set of databases containing company data.
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Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a so-called ‘shell interface’ providing access to a diversified set of databases containing company data.

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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), produced by Pennsylvania University, is a so-called ‘shell interface’ providing access to a diversified set of databases containing company data.

Besides the datasets accessible to all Wharton users, Maastricht University has additional licenses to the following sources: Compustat Capital IQ Transcripts, Compustat Global, Compustat North America, CRSP Mutual Funds, CRSP US Stock & Indices 1925, CRSP/Compustat Merged (CCM) and ExecuComp.

WRDS functions as a platform. Be aware that all datasets that are optional within the WRDS interface are also visible but not accessible. See the overview of the subscription to Maastricht University. Each dataset has its own search interface. Clicking Tools or Support gives you an overview of the manuals and codes which are in use in the databases. Supporting video instruction modules are available in the database via: ‘E-Learning’.

Access information

The WRDS interface is only accessible via an individual WRDS account, which can be requested via the WRDS start page. Only regular Maastricht University email accounts are accepted. WRDS requires staff to have a UM contract. Students are no longer allowed to use the WRDS databases after their graduation. Unfortunately, UM-Alumni-accounts are excluded due to license restrictions.

Accessing the WRDS interface will require a Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) by Duo Security. See the WRDS 2FA documentation & FAQ for detailed instructions and answers to common questions.

How to login to WRDS using 2FA
FAQ for 2FA by Duo

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Quick Introduction WRDS

Video Support by WRD

 

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