Erasmus Data Service Centre

Implications coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus the Erasmus Data Service Center (EDSC) is closed between March 16, 2020 and April 06, 2020. We won’t offer workshops and individual support. It also means that it's not possible to use Bloomberg, Datastream, SDC Platinum (Joint Ventures) and Morningstar. 

It's still possible to ask the EDSC a question, use

If you need a SMALL AMOUNT (max 1000 companies, max 5 data items) of data from Datastream you can send an e-mail to If your request is larger you need to use WRDS (Compustat and/or CRSP)

It is necessary that you submit an Excel file with information regarding your request containing the following information:

  • List of identifiers in column A of an Excel file, starting in A2
  • List of item codes separated by a comma  (item 1, item2, item 3)
  • Time period (example: from 1-1-2010 till 31-12-2019)
  • Frequency: Annual / quarterly / monthly / daily data 

Have a look at this example file, if your request doesn't meet these requirements we can't accept it..

You can use the Datastream Navigator to search for series and datatypes.
Username: ZERA002
Password: TONIC521 

About the EDSC

The EDSC enables access to financial databases and provides individual support and workshops for students and staff of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.The EDSC mission is to provide excellent research data support for researchers, teachers and students throughout the data lifecycle.

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    New database: Preqin

    A new source for private equity and venture capital

    The EDSC has extended its portfolio with PE and VC modules from Preqin

  • Maximum simultaneous users Orbis

    Maximum number increased to 20

    Orbis can be used to extract accounting-, board- and shareholder data. This database has worldwide coverage and is our only database that includes private companies.

  • Coronavirus rood

    Implications coronavirus for EDSC services

    All workshops are cancelled

    Due to the coronavirus the EDSC needs to cancel all workshops (at least untill March 31).