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

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:

WRDS - in few words

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at Wharton, the service has evolved to become a common tool for research for more than 260 institutions around the world.

WRDS provides researchers worldwide with instant access to financial, economic, marketing, banking, ESG, insurance and statistical data through a uniform, web-based interface. Among the financial and economic data sources are: Compustat, CRSP, OptionMetrics and TAQ.

Some of the highlights:

  • historical financial data from CRSP and Compustat
  • security prices and trading volume
  • balance sheet, income statements and other company-based financial items
  • stock market indices, bond prices and U.S. Treasury interest rates
  • mutual fund and stock ownership information as well as options data
  • intraday stock price bid and ask quotes

NOTE: CBS Library doesn't subscribe to all databases / datasets from WRDS. In the section WRDS Content you'll find a list of the subscribed datasets.

                     

WRDS - the web interface

From time to time WRDS change its web interface - but the content is the same.
For the moment (august 2022) the home page of WRDS looks like this: