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WRDS: How to Access

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Account Types

Masters / Undergraduate Student

Masters/Undergrad accounts are available to full-time masters students of member institutions. These accounts allow unlimited access via the WRDS website. Masters/Undergrad accounts have a default expiration date of 2 years. Account-holders will have their own password access; this password is to remain confidential and is not to be shared with any other individual. These accounts do NOT include disk storage, and they expire at the end of the semester. 

 

Faculty

Faculty accounts are available to all standing permanent faculty of member institutions. These accounts allow unlimited access through the web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 10 GB of permanent disk storage. Faculty accounts have a default expiration date of 5 years which can be renewed at the request of the faculty member.

Class

Class accounts may be requested by standing faculty of member institutions and are used to access the WRDS web interface. These accounts are primarily for student usage that is associated with a specific class and all students in the class share the same password. This password is not to be shared with any other individual outside of the class. Due to recent upgrades class accounts can accommodate many users at once, no need to request increased seats. These accounts do NOT include disk storage, access to the WRDS Cloud, or the ability to access WRDS data interactively through SAS, Python, R, MATLAB, Stata, etc. These accounts expire at the end of the semester. Class accounts need to be set up by the Professor, approved by the WRDS Representative, and should not be carried over for the next semester's class

Ph.D.

Ph.D. accounts are available to all current Ph.D. candidates of member institutions. These accounts allow unlimited access via web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 10 GB of permanent disk storage. Ph.D. accounts have a default expiration date of 2 years and may be renewed if needed. 

Staff

Staff accounts can only be requested by support personnel such as librarians and IT support staff of member institutions. Staff accounts allow unlimited access via web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 10 GB of permanent disk storage.

 

 

 

How to Access

Only CBS Staff and CBS Students have access to WRDS. And it requires that you register in order to get an account.

How to become a registred user:

Go to WRDS homepage and fill out the account request form by selecting                                                    
“Register for a WRDS”:

1.    ”Subscriber”: choose Copenhagen Business School

2.    ”User Type”: as a student choose Students
 (Masters/Undergrad)

3.    Fill out your name, e-mail address (it has to be your CBS e-mail), 
username etc.

4.     By submitting this form, you accept the WRDS
"Terms of Use".

5.   Within a couple of days you’ll receive a confirmation of your
account request.

 

 

WRDS launches Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

WRDS launches Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

WRDS is upgrading account security by utilizing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) by Duo Security. Duo is recognized as an industry standard and is designed to be a simple and secure method for enhancing security.

WRDS 2FA by Duo will launch in two phases. The first phase will apply only to WEB access; the second will apply to SSH access.

WRDS invites you to register your device ahead of the launch date to streamline your login process. Please see WRDS 2FA by Duo - Enrollment Status to enroll your phone, tablet, or another device.

To learn more about Duo authentication, please visit the following links: