The School of Business has a variety of Research Data available. This
data is primarily in two places - Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) and
Research Data Service - WRDS
WRDS is a service which provides web based access to the following data
CRSP - Monthly Stock Prices (We do not subscribe to Daily Price data)
Dow Jones Averages
Foreign Exchange Rates
WRDS accounts have access the data and WRDS professional support. The
WRDS support personnel are well versed in research needs and can help you
with your data access requests.
Note: We no longer license Research Insight which had been used to access
Compustat data. This product has been superceded by WRDS
WRDS Licensing and account creation
Individual WRDS accounts are available to all SBA Faculty, Staff and PHD
students. To apply for an account got to
Fill out the appropriate form and the request will be emailed to Roger
Clauer, the site administrator for approval. Once the account is approved
you will be emailed your id and password and you may begin using WRDS. For
faculty and staff the approval is automatic and usually is turned around in
less than 24 hours. For PHD students, we do required authorization from a
SBA professor simply verifying that the PHD student is in fact an SBA
Use of WRDS in the Classroom
WRDS is available for use by instructors in large classroom settings. In
this scenario, the entire class is assigned a common ID and password. The ID
would not have access to the WRDS support personnel and would not have disk
storage space at WRDS. The ID would be able to access and retrieve all data
to which we subscribe. If you are interested in setting up this type of
account, please contact Eric Dietenberger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Thomson Financial contract has been renegotiated and the service is
available for use.
The following link
will allow you to access the Thomson Financial Global Access through any computer
connected to the SBA network without a userid or password.
The Following link will allow you to access Thomson Financial through any
computer connected to the SBA network without a userid or password.
Note: If you are in Global Access and you click on
the tab for Thomson Analytics, it will ask you for a password. To avoid
this, use the above link.
If you need to access either Thomson Financial products from offsite
(home), you will need a Userid and password. Userids and passwords
will be made available to Faculty and PHD students (with faculty approval).
The guidelines for Userid assignment will be the same as WRDS except that
there is no automated request procedure. To request and ID, simply send an
email request to email@example.com and an
id will be assigned to you. Assigning unique ids to individuals will
eliminate some of the coordination problems such as multiple people trying
to use the same id at the same time (which is not allowed).
The FARS, GARS & AICPA databases have been replaced by the CCH
Accounting Research Manager. Access to the database is limited to two
(2) concurrent users for FARS and one (1) concurrent user for GARS.
AICPA is unlimited. The database also includes a 10K lookup. For
more information, contact Paul Fischer.