License Agreements Guide
CRSP data products may only be accessed and used after an agreement is in place between CRSP and your institution. CRSP licenses its products only to institutions, not individuals. The CRSP data license is a legal agreement between an entity and all individuals affiliated with said entity. Individuals requiring a small set of data for their research may contact the CRSP Custom Group at Custom@crsp.ChicagoBooth.edu.
CRSP licenses its data products to academic, government, and corporate institutions. The terms for each of these subscriber groups differ based on the nature of the use of the data.
For additional information on products and licensing terms please contact Subscriptions@crsp.ChicagoBooth.edu.
CRSP Data License
The CRSP data license is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or an entity) hereby referred to as the "user" or "Subscriber" and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on behalf of the Center for Research in Security Prices, hereby referred to as "CRSP".
By opening the CRSP product, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of the License Agreement to which you are a party. Installing, using, or distributing the data without a signed agreement binds you to the restrictions of use included in CRSP's standard subscription/contract terms for the product.
CRSP data and proprietary information including all documentation are the property of CRSP and its information providers and are licensed for use only, via a standard data subscription agreement directly with CRSP. Title to such media, data and documentation is expressly retained by CRSP.
Data and documentation are provided with restricted rights. CRSP grants the user the right to access the CRSP data and the CRSP product database guide(s) only in accordance with the terms detailed in the Subscription Agreement, Contract or Agreement between CRSP and the user, and the license to use this data is limited to the time period of the Agreement. The data is "in use" on a computer when it is loaded into the temporary memory (i.e. RAM) or is installed into the permanent memory (e.g. hard disk, CD ROM or any other storage device) of that computer or network in one location. CRSP data may only be loaded onto the computer system(s) or network of the Subscriber as agreed to in the Subscription Agreement or Contract, and specifically may not be installed onto systems not owned by Subscriber, such as student owned PC's or laptop computers. Once a Subscription or Contract expires, and is not renewed, the Subscriber must purge all CRSP data from all computer systems on which it was loaded.
Permission to Use CRSP Data
CRSP permits the use of its data in scholarly papers written by faculty, students, or employees of Subscriber. CRSP data may also be used in client newsletters, marketing, and education materials, company reports, books, and other published materials, as long as this usage has been described (and approved by CRSP) in Subscriber's Statement of Use in the Subscription Agreement. If you intend to use our data or anything derived from our data in your publications, for instance graphs, or in products (such as textbooks), we require that you receive written permission from CRSP. For written permission, please contact us at 312-263-6400 or Subscriptions@crsp.ChicagoBooth.edu.