Accessing Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

The Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service. It was developed at Wharton in 1993 to support our faculty's research and is now also used by many other institutions.

Register for a WRDS Account 

Full Time Wharton Faculty, Staff, and Students

Full time Faculty, Staff, and Wharton Undergraduate and Masters students can register for a WRDS account using the instructions below. Masters/Undergraduate accounts close after 2 years.  

Other Account Types

See other WRDS accounts types if you're an exchange student, visiting faculty, or from an outside institution.


For login problems contact:

Students: Wharton Computing Student Support

Faculty: Your Academic Representative (PennKey login required).

Staff: Administrative Support (PennKey login required). 

All other support questions:

Contact the WRDS Team.