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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS): Who Can Access WRDS

How to Request Access

Faculty, visiting faculty, staff, Research Assistants, PhD students, and Masters students can request an individual account.

Undergraduate students (that are not RAs) can access through a class account set up by the instructor.

To request an account, go to the WRDS homepage, then click on "Register for a WRDS Account"

Account Types

WRDS is available to current PSU faculty, staff, and students only. Alumni and public users are not eligible. Please indicate the correct user type when requesting access. Use your PSU email (@pdx.edu) as your account email so it's faster for WRDS reps to verify your status.

Account Type Access Level Expiration Date Note        
Class/Undergrad Student One account for the whole class End of semester Requested by instructor, up to 15 simultaneous users
Faculty Individual account. Unlimited access via Web, SSH, FTP, 10 GB permanent disk storage. Yes Expires after 5 years; renewable.
Masters student Individual account. Web access only. End of semester Expires after 2 years.
PhD student Individual account. Unlimited access via Web, SSH, FTP, 10 GB permanent disk storage    Yes    Expires after 2 years; renewable.
Research Assistant Individual account. Unlimited access via Web, SSH, FTP, 10 GB permanent disk storage    Yes    Expires after 2 years.
Staff Individual account. Unlimited access via Web, SSH, FTP, 10 GB permanent disk storage    Yes Expires after 5 years; renewable.

Visiting Faculty

Individual account. Unlimited access via Web, SSH, FTP, 10 GB permanent disk storage   

Yes

Expires after 2 years or when visiting appointment ends.

 

** For more information, check out WRDS Account Types.