Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

The Global Standard for Business Research —
Improve Research Efficiency, Advance Analysis Skills, Drive Impact

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading business intelligence,
data analytics, and research platform to academic, government, and commercial institutions — enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in research.
WRDS democratizes data access for researchers across all disciplines, accessing multiple programming languages to easily search for concepts within the data repository. WRDS’ unique array of Services include access to a suite of Analytics tools, research applications, and sample programs. Learning Pathways by WRDS —online learning modules— provide curated, guided, competency-based resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals. Through Data, Analytics, Research and Technology, approach your research and advance your analysis to answer the most critical questions with your data.

WRDS is more than just a data platform.
Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services — all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

WRDS Solutions

Data, Analytics, Research Tools, Technology, Support, Classroom.

Research Benefits

Speed, Validation and Replication — approach research using real world examples.

Impact of Research

Drive Impact and Improve Research Efficiency.

Global Recognition

Press and Peer Awareness needed for today’s competitive research landscape.

Our Leadership

Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director, Wharton Research Data Services

Bob Zarazowski

As Managing Director, Bob is responsible for overall strategic and operational performance of WRDS. Bob develops strategies to enter new markets and for new products along with enhancing existing services. He also creates, manages and cultivates relationships with key business partners.

In previous positions at Wharton, Bob managed the School’s data services, created intranet applications and oversaw the School’s large-scale technology infrastructure. Before joining Wharton, Robert was Program Manager for Financial Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Managing Director

Our Mission

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) seeks to enable impactful research and
elevate the visibility of an academic institution by providing preeminent research services, customized learning pathways, data access, robust infrastructure, and powerful, innovative tools needed by business schools to stay competitive in a changing academic landscape.

Get Involved

Online learning and instructor pathways provide curated, guided, online resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals

Analytics – powerful analytics tools to support research and gain more insights from data.

Classroom Tools – a toolkit to introduce finance and business concepts in the classroom.


Wharton Research Data Services
3819 Chestnut Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 877.GET.WRDS (877.438.9737)