User guides and notes

User guides and notes

Some databases require an explanation about access and use. Some manuals and more information about access is available for Eikon/Datastream, SDC and WRDS.

User accounts

Some financial databases (Eikon/Datastream and Thomson One) require a Tilburg University Eikon or Thomson One account to access the database. Contact our financial data support officer at for obtaining the login credentials  and for reserving a time block. We have sufficient time slots available for your research.

You will receive the login credentials on the condition to only use them on the time blocks that are agreed with the financial data support officer. Please note that usage after that time is unauthorized and in violation with our terms and conditions. Continued usage of the databases with the given login credentials may hamper our service to other students using the accounts and may lead to your being excluded of further use of the databases.


You can access Eikon from home of from a Data Lab computer.

Although the Data Lab has reopened after closure during the Corona period, we strongly encourage that you continue to access Datastream from home (only for Windows PCs) or on your own laptop. If this is not possible, you can reserve a workspace in the Data Lab.

In both cases please email to to schedule an appointment. 

In your mail you indicate whether you want to work from home or whether you want to reserve a PC in the Data Lab. The Financial data support officer will schedule a time for you to use Eikon/Datastream and will send you the login credentials. You are only allowed to use Eikon/Datastream on the scheduled time slot!

If you have scheduled a time slot in the Data Lab, please first report to the library information desk at the designated time. The library staff will check the reservation of the Eikon account. Then you can go to the Data Lab and log into Eikon on a PC there with the credentials provided. A paper manual for logging in is available in the Data Lab; this manual is also available electronically (first bullet below).


Although the Data Lab has reopened after closure during the COVID-19 period, we strongly encourage that you continue to access SDC from home (via Remote Desktop, both for Windows PCs and Mac). If home-access is not possible, you can reserve a workspace in the Data Lab. In both cases please email to schedule an appointment.

PhD students, researchers and teachers  must have prior consent of your head of department or supervisor. Please send a request via the Self Service Portal of IT Services to request access to the Remote Desktop application of SDC.

Bachelor and master students can send an e-mail to They will arrange temporary access to the Remote Desktop application of SDC.


WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) requires each user to register for an individual WRDS account. Every Tilburg University student or staff member can apply for an individual WRDS account by filling out the form at WRDS. When the account is granted you can access WRDS from anywhere with your username and password. 

All bachelor students who apply for a WRDS account please choose a Masters Students account when asked to select an account type. 

  • Overview of IBES on WRDS
  • WRDS Learning Pathways – Instructional videos with guided tours, instructions, advanced information and tips on several WRDS data bases some of which are available for Tilburg University: CRSP, I/B/E/S, Compustat Global, Ownership Data, WRDS-SEC, and using Python and SASPy


16-11-2022:  WRDS launches Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Over the next few weeks, Wharton will upgrade WRDS account security by utilizing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) by Duo Security.

2FA adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor (such as your phone or another mobile device) prevents anyone but you from logging in, even if they know your password. The simplest way to use WRDS 2FA is by using the Duo 2FA app, available for IOS, Android and Windows Phone.

When you login in WRDS, you will see a notification about the 2FA launch. You will know when you need to register a device for 2FA if, when you log in to WRDS, a message appears alerting you that you need to enroll. In your account pages, you can also check your WRDS 2FA by Duo - Enrollment Status.

WRDS Class Accounts and SSH access will not require 2FA at this time.

To learn more about Duo authentication, please visit the following links: