Data Access Tools

Research Data Access

CRSP provides data access on supported platforms including Windows, and Linux. Access options include our Windows interface CRSPSift, flat files formats of many of our data products, command line tools and programming libraries, and several third-party partnerships. For subscription information, please contact us at

Investment Index Data Access

CRSP has partnered with many of the leading third-party data distributors for dissemination of the CRSP Index Data. Please contact directly your preferred provider for access and subscription information. If your provider is not included below, please contact us at so that we may explore adding them to our list of distributors.

Scholarly Research and Practitioner Backtesting


Windows based Software/Data package


CRSP Program and Utilities Program Libraries for data extraction on Linux

CRSP Cloud

Managed File Transfer


Web based access via Wharton Research Data Services


Web based access via University of Toronto


Enables easy extraction of CRSP Data using common SAS applications

Documentation for the new SASEXCCM Interface Engine

Documentation for the original SASECRSP Interface Engine


Via Thomson Reuters Database Analytics
*Practitioner backtesting only