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 https://www.eur.nl/en/library/ask-your-question-datateam
If you need a SMALL AMOUNT (max 1000 companies, max 5 data items) of data from Datastream you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
- A new source for private equity and venture capital
The EDSC has extended its portfolio with PE and VC modules from Preqin
- 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.
- All workshops are cancelled
Due to the coronavirus the EDSC needs to cancel all workshops (at least untill March 31).