Eikon is only available for Birmingham Business School academic staff and PGR students. If you are an Undergraduate or Masters student, please see Datastream, Worldscope, and ESG.

Eikon is a set of tools for analysing financial markets, providing access to real-time market data, news, ownership data and analysis tools covering public corporations and all types of investment vehicles.

How to Access Eikon

Access is available via the Eikon Desktop App or Eikon Web.  

  • Desktop App version: contact IT Services to request the App on your device. Please ensure that you have set up an account with Eikon first. The App cannot be installed on a cluster PC.
  • Eikon Web: to use more than one application on your screen at a time, open the "Layouts" app. Eikon Web is supported on the following: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari.

Requesting a licence

The Birmingham Business School administration team administer the distribution of licences, which will be assigned on a semester basis. Requests will be open for a set period, before closing the requests to assign licences for the semester. Each licence period will last six weeks (except for the period over the Christmas vacation), and you will only be allowed to request one licence each semester. You will be able to join a waiting list if there is space for a second licence in another period. Please contact BBS-Support@contacts.bham.ac.uk to gain access to Eikon for a period specified below

Semester 1 – Autumn Term

  • Period one: 02 October 2023 – 10 November 2023
  • Period two: 13 November 2023 – 14 April 2024

Semester 2 – Spring Term

  • Period three: 02 January 2024 – 09 February 2024
  • Period four: 10 February 2024 – 23 March 2024

Semester 3 – Summer Term

  • Period five – 25 March 2024 – 03 May 2024
  • Period six – 06 May 2024 – 14 June 2024

If you have any queries, please contact bbs-support@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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