University of Texas at Arlington

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is an Internet-based data research service from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, is a comprehensive web-based data management system that allows faculty and students to easily retrieve information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources. Because the WRDS service is internet-based, you can access Wharton Research Data Services from anywhere in the world.

UT Arlington has access to these databases through WRDS:

  • Audit Analytics
  • CRSP Mutual Funds
  • CRSP U.S. Stocks
  • CRSP – Center for Research in Security Prices
  • Compustat
    • Bank
    • Compustat Historical Segments
  • DealScan
  • Executive Compensation (Compustat – Execucomp)
  • FactSet – Fundamentals
  • FactSet – Ownership
  • I/B/E/S
  • I/B/E/S Guidance (Thomson)
  • ISS-Institutional Shareholder Services (formerly RiskMetrics)
    • Governance
    • Director
    • Shareholder
  • MSCI (formerly KLD and GMI)
  • NYSE Trades & Quotes (TAQ)
  • OptionMetrics
  • WRDS SEC Analytics suite


Access WRDS with an Account

Access to WRDS is limited to current UT Arlington students, faculty, and staff with an account. If you already have an account, sign in below. If you need to register for an account, please read the instructions on this page.


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Register for a WRDS Account

Registration Guidelines

Current faculty, staff, and students at UT Arlington are eligible for web access through individual accounts. View Account Types. Users must have a UT Arlington NetID and active email address. Alumni members of the community, research colleagues outside the university and others who are not actively employed or registered with the university do not qualify.

Registration Instructions
  1. Go to Welcome to WRDS!
  2. On the left, under the "Sign Up" box, click on the link "Register for a WRDS Account."
  3. Fill out the account request form.
Access WRDS without an Account

All UT Arlington students, faculty and staff can use WRDS via the web(from off campus, log in with your UT Arlington NetID). No permanent disk storage space is available when connecting without an account.

WRDS complete documentation is available online to account holders.


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