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WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

Learn how to access and use WRDS at NYU Libraries.

Who can Request Personal Accounts?

Please note that personal accounts for WRDS are intended for high-level academic researchers, such as tenure track faculty members and PhDs.

Immediately eligible:

  • Faculty accounts are available to all standing permanent faculty at NYU. (Visiting faculty, non‐permanent faculty, part‐time faculty, or those on a limited appointment are subject to additional review.)
  • PhD accounts are available to all current PhD candidates at NYU.
  • Masters/Undergraduates accounts are available to all full‐time masters and undergraduate students at NYU, but may not be eligible for access during summer term and breaks. (No use for internships permitted.)

Account Registration: Step-By-Step Directions

All WRDS account requests must go through the below steps. Requests made via library support channels will be redirected to these steps. No exceptions can be made.

  1. Visit the WRDS account registration website.
  2. Select "New York University - Stern School of Business" when signing up. (Stern pays for our overarching contract, but any NYU grad student or faculty member may request an account.)
  3. Be sure to use your or email address when requesting account.
  4. Your request will then be evaluated and approved or rejected by NYU's WRDS administrator, typically within one or two business days.
    • If your directory information is incomplete or unclear, NYU's WRDS administrator may reach out to you to request that you provide proof of NYU enrollment or employment.