Financial Economics Institute

How to Obtain a WRDS Account

Step 1: Point your web browser to

Step 2: In the center of the page, you will see a link entitled "account request." Click on that link.

Step 3: Click on the "new account" link and complete the Account Request form.

Step 4: Once you submit an Account Request, we will send an email to your WRDS Representative for approval. After receiving the approval, we will create the account and send you an email message with a special URL and instructions for setting the account password and logging into WRDS.

Step 5: You may log into WRDS and begin using your new account. Because our service is internet-based, you can access WRDS from anywhere in the world.

WRDS may be accessed via the web interface or through a UNIX log in session. Once you have received your account information, consult the "support" tab on the WRDS homepage for further instructions on using these access methods.

NOTE: To change password: Click on my.wrds at top right. Then click on Change Password.

Please contact Mary Martin at if you experience problems creating an account.

Financial Economics Institute
Claremont McKenna College
Bauer Center
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-6400