If you plan to buy a dataset with your own budget, whether it’s an ongoing subscription or a one-off data download, we can offer assistance with dealing with suppliers and with contracts or licensing.
Please contact the Library for advice and we can liaise with you at whatever stage of the process you have reached (though it’s best if we are involved early on). Here are some of the ways we can help you:
The School benefits from the Library being involved in all dataset purchases so that we have a central overview of all subscriptions.
The AQR Institute has some funding available for purchasing datasets to support research. Please contact Eleanor Eiserman for more information about their bidding process but please include the Library in your discussions with the supplier.
Recent dataset purchases include:
|Aircraft Value Analysis||AMBest|
|Datascope||Flight Global Ascend|
|Worldscope (on WRDS)||Manifest|
For more information on these datasets, please contact the Library
Having a trial of a potential new resource is the best way to assess content and functionality. Publishers are usually happy to provide trial access, although sometimes they will restrict the available content or functionality to prevent abuse. Another option is to ask the publisher to send sample data. Please contact us to arrange trials so that we can make the best use of a trial and look at the product ourselves too.
Recent trials include;
If you would like to discuss any of these recent trials with us, or would like us to try and arrange a new trial please email firstname.lastname@example.org