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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for 50,000+ corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 450+ institutions in 35+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 350 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics.

Wharton Research Data Services.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and financial research platform to global institutions ̶ enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

WRDS provides researchers with one location to access over 350 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, 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, 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.

An award-winning data research platform for over 50,000 commercial, academic, and government users in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research ̶ all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

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WRDS Enterprise Solutions and Support

Backed by the integrity and business leadership of the Wharton School, WRDS provides single-point access to the most accurate, comprehensive research tools, analytics, and data across multiple disciplines to help subscribers turn information into insights.

Data

Analytics We provide our researcher with the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of data models including Portfolio Construction & Benchmarks, Event Studies, Returns and Market-to-Book Ratios and Momentum. More importantly, WRDS replicates existing research to ensure the accuracy and reliability of existing data models – giving researchers confidence in their data results.

Research Support Doctoral-level and IT Specialists answer all questions relating to research and data. Our staff is deeply knowledgeable about our customized, trademarked analytics and tools, helping clients navigate their research accurately and efficiently.

Consulting Services We 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 financial solutions.

Delivery Options

Web Research one firm or several hundred firms simultaneously. All the databases have a common interface and a consistent data format through online queries.
PC SAS Connect The power of a Unix system in a familiar Windows environment. Use SAS on your PC to submit jobs on the WRDS cloud or download data directly to your PC and analyze using our extensive site, programs and utilities.
WRDS Cloud The WRDS Cloud leverages our unique infrastructure to process submitted information producing results with greater proficiency, resulting in vastly shorter processing periods for our clients. With increased computing power, additional time can be focused on research and analysis. Connect to WRDS for a terminal session, run custom programs in SAS to retrieve data.
Programming With WRDS Program using C, Stata, Matlab, R, Python, SAS

Services

Research applications Applications, utilities, and an extensive suite of template and sample programs developed by our Doctoral-level staff.
Support from a team of Doctoral-level specialists Our doctoral-level research specialists are available to you on-line through WRDS Support
Classroom by WRDS Classroom by WRDS is a teaching and learning toolkit designed to introduce finance and business concepts through interactive applications and simulations.
Timely Updates Our experienced IT specialists convert and install database updates, for immediate access.
Learning Environment WRDS enables faculty to demonstrate real-world applications of principles, using actual company data in place of hypothetical examples.

Supported Environments

Product OS X Windows
Office Suite Microsoft Office 2011 SP3 & 2016 Microsoft Office 2010 SP1, 2013 SP1, & 2016
Web Browser Firefox [current version]
Firefox 45esr
Safari 9.1.x
Chrome [current version]
Firefox [current version]
Firefox 45esr
Internet Explorer 11
Chrome [current version]

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