Support for secondary data sources

Research Data Services offers support for using online resources to collect data. These online resources include both open (free) and commercial datasets. Among the main supported data sources are Datastream, SDC Platinum, and Wharton Research Data Services. 

Our guide on Finding data has information to help you find your way to the data you need.

Datastream: limited availability
Due to technical problems, Datastream is currently only available in the following study areas:
-    Main building: 5B-06
-    Main building (Library): 1A-01J
-    Initium: 2B-56
-    W&N: S-529

With de department of Information Technology VU we are working on a solution. We hope to have found a solution by the end of the year. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Questions? Please send an email to

Research Data Services help desk

The Research Data Services team can help you with questions on data availability and access. You can contact the RDS team by email, or you can visit the walk-in help desk.

Walk-in help desk (no appointment needed): January-June on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 13:00 - 16:00. Library Lab, room 1B-21 (Main Building).

From July to December you can book an appointment. Contact