Important WRDS Alert - Thursday, June 25, 2015, 01:23 PM

Upcoming WRDS Downtime Announcement - July 2nd

The primary network router that provides access to all WRDS services will be upgraded on Thursday, July 2nd between 5AM - 9AM EST. During this outage, all WRDS resources will be inaccessible -- including the website, wrds-cloud, wrds3 (the WRDS UNIX server) and PC-SAS access. We are reserving the entire 4 hour window, but the outage is only likely to last only an hour of that reserved time.

Please note that all jobs will still continue to run during the downtime -- they will not be interrupted. However, you will not be able to access WRDS services to check on your jobs or to submit new jobs. Please kindly wait until services are back online before attempting to reconnect. When access is restored, the website will be brought back online -- as such, when you see that the website is accessible once again, that is the indicator that all WRDS services are available once more. PC-SAS connections will be interrupted during the outage. 

We thank you for your patience as we work to improve the WRDS service for all of our subscribers. If you have any questions, or notice that anything seems out of place following the downtime, please reach out to us at

Thank you.

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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 375 institutions in 33 countries.

WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, ESG, and Statistics.

Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R.

Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

WRDS provides access to S&P Capital IQ, CRSP, NYSE, Thomson Reuters, Bureau van Dijk, Global Insight, OptionMetrics and other important business research databases.

From partnerships with data vendors, to our own tools including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, WRDS Quant Alpha Platform and the Wharton School's OTIS - WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

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