SAFE Data Room

The SAFE Data Room provides comprehensive coverage of financial data for researchers and students. The data room is sponsored by the House of Finance-Stiftung and the Friedrich Flick Förderstiftung.

For an overview of the databases available, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the databases, please contact

Data room is located in HoF E.02 (ground floor); it is opened with following limitations and availability:

Mon, Wed, Fri (10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00)

Tue, Thu (9:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00)

  • Bloomberg terminals (8 workstations)
  • Refinitiv Workspace for Students - former Eikon (14 workstations)
  • WRDS (14 workstations)
  • S&P Capital IQ Pro - former SNL (4 workstations)
  • FactSet (2 workstations)

Data room is closed on all public holidays.

Who can access the SAFE Data Room?

Students and researchers of Goethe University and SAFE may use the SAFE Data Room. Access by researchers not formally affiliated with Goethe University or SAFE by means of an employment contract is not allowed according to the license agreements with the data vendors. Therefore, every user is required to schedule a time slot by using his/her Goethe University or SAFE email address AND to show his/her Goethe Card to enter the room. The data room has a limited number of licenses that differs by database, thus the interested user needs to state what database he/she will be accessing during their visit.

If you would like to use the data room and reserve a data source, please reserve using Scheduler. For any issue please contact


Access to databases via the WRDS platform

Students and affiliated researchers of Goethe University have access to many of the business information databases via the Wharton Researcher Data Services (WRDS) platform available in the SAFE Data Room. The data format provided by the platform is very convenient for academic research since it allows for queries of complete time series and in similar formats across databases. You can check the SAFE Research Data Center website for a list of databases that can be accessed via WRDS at Goethe University.

WRDS individual accounts

The WRDS platform may also be accessed remotely for researchers eligible for individual WRDS accounts. This enables researchers to access databases from their own computers. Standard accounts allow for unlimited access via the web, SSH, and/or FTP, and include 750 MB of home/project storage. The researchers will have their own password for access, which is to remain confidential and must not be shared with any other individual. Researchers and students may apply directly for their personal WRDS account at the WRDS website. Please note that a "" e-mail address is required for all account requests.

Who is eligible for WRDS individual accounts?

Faculty members: All professors and postdoctoral researchers of Goethe University are eligible for a WRDS individual account and should apply for faculty accounts.

Ph.D. Students: Ph.D. students of Goethe University are eligible for a WRDS individual account. Please  find here a form to be filled out and submitted to the SAFE Research Data Center. This information is required for the WRDS representative at Goethe University to evaluate the account request.

Research Assistants: Research accounts are available to full-time graduate and undergraduate students performing research for a faculty. Please find here a form to be filled out by the academic supervisor and submitted to the SAFE Research Data Center in support of the WRDS account request. This information is required for the WRDS representative at Goethe University to evaluate the account request. Approval of the request will be at the discretion of the WRDS representatives at Goethe University who can ask for a signed document containing the following: "Hereby I confirm that I will only and exclusively use the personal WRDS access for research purpose that is part of [project/paper title here] under supervision of [academic supervisor here]. Furthermore, I will inform the WRDS representatives at Goethe about any changes".

Visiting Faculty at SAFE: Visitor accounts are not available.

Masters Students: Master students are not eligible for personal accounts.

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