Wharton Research Data Services—We contract with the Wharton School of Business to get easy access to most business databases. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a revolutionary Internet-based business data service from the Wharton School. It has become the standard in academic research at the nation’s leading business schools.

To obtain a WRDS account:

  1. Point your web browser to http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu.
  2. On the left-hand side, click Register for a WRDS Account.
  3. Fill out the Account Request Form. Be sure to choose University of Wisconsin-Madison from the list of schools. When you are finished, click on “Submit.”
  4. WRDS will contact ITS to ensure the user is associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.