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

  • Refinitiv Eikon is an open-technology solution for financial markets professionals, providing access to industry-leading data, insights, and exclusive and trusted news.
  • Refinitiv Datastream is used to identify trends, generate and test hypotheses, and develop viewpoints and research. Loaded with 70 years of information, Datastream is a comprehensive financial time series database.

Accessing EIKON/Datastream

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

  1. Contact finlab to get your name on the approved user list
  2. Once you are on the approved user list, book your session using the link to the calendar below
    • Both the username and password will be emailed to you. 
  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 Eikon - Web Access Sign in
  • EIKON App: Download the application on your PC
  • Datastream: When signed into EIKON Web Access or Application) type Datastream in top left box.
  • Datastream in Excel: Sign into the EIKON Application and open Excel

- MacBook:

  • Web access: Go to Refinitiv EIKON and select Eikon - Web Access Sign in
  • EIKON App: The application is not compatible with a Macbook.  However, the data can be available through Excel in 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.