Q. How do I gain access to Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)?


What is it?

WRDS is an Internet-based data subscription service that is provided by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The data available are mainly related to business and finance, and WRDS hosts the major numeric data sets used by academic researchers.

Find the link to WRDS as well as the list of subscribed datasets here.

Access to WRDS

Currently registered Master’s or PhD students, faculty, and full-time research staff are eligible to request access to WRDS. To request a new account, visit the main page of WRDS at https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/ and click REGISTER FOR A WRDS ACCOUNT. Be sure to select University of Texas at Dallas as your affiliation.

Once submitted, the Library's representative will review and process the account.

When the account nears expiration, an email notification is sent. If the account holder wishes to continue access, the Library's representative will review the response and determine eligibility.


UT Dallas' WRDS representatives:

Chris Edwards
(972) 883-2614

Linda DePhillips
(972) 883-2933

Dr. Ellen Safley
(972) 883-2916


  • Last Updated Aug 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Matt Young

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