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Migration of Eikon/Datastream to Refinitiv Workspace

by Marijke van der Ploeg on 2022-12-14T09:44:00+01:00 | 0 Comments

In January 2023, Tilburg University will switch from Refinitiv Eikon, SDC, and Thomson One to a new unified and more flexible version of Eikon: Refinitiv Workspace. 

You can use this tool to access the same data as the 'regular' Eikon and it works more or less the same in a similar interface, including availability of the Datastream Excel Plugin. Also, SDC and Thomson One functionality and data, such as mergers and acquisitions, ownership, and private equity are available in Refinitiv Workspace.

Refinitiv is one of the world's largest providers of financial market data. The Refinitiv databases are used primarily by TiSEM staff and students.


The Workspace platform offers several advantages:

  • You can request a personal account for longer periods.
  • It is no longer necessary to book timeslots. You can request an account and use it at your own leisure within the agreed duration.
  • You can make use of Eikon through a web-version, a desktop version and through Excel (including Datastream) on your own computer.
  • The Workspace desktop application works on both Windows and Mac computers (the latter only if you use Office 365 for Mac).
  • The complete SDC modules are now available in the user-friendly Workspace interface.

Data files created with old Eikon accounts are compatible with the Workspace and can still be updated.

Databases available via Workspace

All Refinitiv's databases are now available via Workspace, including:

  • Datastream
  • All SDC modules
  • 13F Ownership
  • Mutual Fund Ownership
  • Asset4 ESG
  • Worldscope
  • I/B/E/S

More information

More information about access to the platform, databases and requesting a Workspace account is available via the Financial databases webpages

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