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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

An overview of the WRDS platform and available data sets.

How to access WRDS website

Brock University faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, and research assistants are eligible to request an individual WRDS account. Please note: Only Instructors or Faculty members can request a class account.

There are two ways to access the WRDS website:

  • No Summer Access? If you are a currently registered student who requires access to WRDS for course-related or research purposes during the Spring/Summer academic terms, please email (and cc your professor or advisor). 

  • As of December 5th, 2022, accounts are required to set up Two-Factor Authentication. When you log in, you will be prompted with the steps for set up. 

  • 24-hour access. 

  • Users who are off-campus will be prompted to sign in with a valid Brock University ID and password, then provide your Brock email address. 

  • An email from WRDS with the subject “WRDS Day Pass” will be sent which will include a link for direct access. It may take up to 30 minutes to receive this email. 

Other options for WRDS access

Datasets may also be accessed via remote methods: 

The WRDS Cloud via SSH. Once connected, access to datasets via common programming applications including SAS, Python, R, or Stata.

Remote connections via common programming applications including SAS via PC-SAS/Connect; Python via Jupyter Notebooks, R via RStudio, Matlab, or Stata.