Financial Research and Learning Lab



Need help?

Using your uOttawa email:

  1. Post your question on the Helpdesk channel in our MS Teams group Labo Finance Lab
  2. Email Finlab
  3. Email Lab Assistants during their work shifts
  4. Email the Lab Manager

About EIKON/Datastream

Eikon gives you access to the power of the Refinitiv Data Platform in a highly customized way so you can turn imaginative ideas into valuable opportunities.


Datastream, with over 35 million individual instruments or indicators across all major asset classes, including 8.5 million active economic indicators features 70 years of data, across 175 countries – the information and tools needed to interpret market trends, economic cycles, and the impact of world events.

Accessing EIKON/Datastream

EIKON/Datastream can now be accessed through EIKON and is reserved for faculty members and graduate students.

Step 1: Contact finlab to get your name on the approved user list.

Step 2: Once you are on the approved user list, book your session using the link to the calendar below and a password will be emailed to you. 

Step 3: You are now ready to access EIKON/Datastream by following the instructions below, according to your type of PC:


Windows PC



(Web Access)

Go to: Refinitiv Eikon and select Refinitiv Eikon – Web Access Sign in:

  • Username:
  • Password: Sent by email from Finlab
  • Existing Password: Same one as above
  • New Password: Your choice


(Access through the Application

downloaded on your PC)

  • Download the Application (SEE BELOW)
  • Username:
  • Password: Sent by email from Finlab
  • Existing Password: Same one as above
  • New Password: Your choice

Download (PC requirements):

The application is not compatible with a Macbook. 

However, the data can be available through Excel in the VPN Remote Lab.

How to Access Datastream

When signed into EIKON, Web Access or Application, type Datastream in top left box.

When signed into EIKON through Web Access, type Datastream in top left box.

How to Access Datastream in Excel

Sign into the EIKON Application and open Excel

Datastream in Excel is available through the VPN Remote Lab

EIKON/Datastream may only be used for non-commercial research purposes.

Book the EIKON/Datastream Terminal

Click on any time below to make a booking. Please note the following rules apply:

  • Bookings are in 90 minute increments.
  • Bookings may be cancelled if there is a prior reservation of the entire lab for a class, seminar or presentation.
  • Book here:
    • View Schedule 
    • The EIKON/Datastream terminal is available 24/7.  However, reservations must be done during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 9h00-16h00 EST)

EIKON/Datastream Resources

Certifications and/or Training:

EIKON/Datastream certifications can be foind at this link: Product Certification | Refinitiv Training.

Refinitiv offers a series of training videos that range from basics ("getting started" series) to more advanced ("Beyond the Basics" series). 

  • Click here to learn more about EIKON.
  • Click here to learn more about Datastream.