Requesting a WRDS Account

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 40,000+ corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides users with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics.

  1. Browse to http://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu.
  2. Select Register for a WRDS Account.
  3. Complete the registration form using your official Drexel username (abc123) in the Desired Username field.
  4. Select Register.
  • NOTE: When completing the form, you MUST set your WRDS username to match your Drexel username (abc123). Any request with a non-Drexel WRDS username will be REJECTED.

Once your registration is complete, an email will be sent to LeBow Tech for approval. You will be notified via email once the account request is approved.