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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a research platform and business intelligence tool for over 50,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Read more more about WRDS


WRDS Tutorials & Tools

Once logged into the University of Akron subscription you will be able to access all available WRDS support and training videos and guides. Be sure to view the SAS tools available under the Analytics tab, as well as the variety of E-Learning tools under the Support-Tutorial Course Materials tab.

Technical Support

You may contact WRDS technical and research specialists via e-mail at . They are available to assist you with difficulties pertaining to database access, data queries, and programming in SAS, FORTRAN, or C. When requesting assistance with a particular program, please copy the program into the body of your e-mail for a quicker response. This is helpful for detecting any errors in your program.

WRDS Data Vendors