Browse our growing collection of case studies, white papers and resources documenting the significance of the business reporting data standard, or check out one of our Infographics to get a clear picture of the hows and whys of the financial data standard.

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Case Studies & White Papers


Review case studies, white papers and research from XBRL US and others. Here’s a sample:

Bringing Transparency to the Mortgage Backed Securities Market
- January, 2009

This white paper provides a detailed description of the complexities of the MBS marketplace and how the use of XBRL could make MBS information more transparent and functional, giving investors what they need to value the assets.

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Evolution of the Business Reporting Standard

- August, 2020

Since the first specification was introduced in 2003, the XBRL Specification has evolved to meet changing regulatory requirements and emerging technology opportunities.

How Third Party Data Providers Use Structured Data & Why

- January, 2017

Global investment research and investment management firm Morningstar has been able to reduce processing time by 90% versus processing HTML and PDF processing, which can take 20 – 30 minutes per filing.


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Center for Data Quality Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2024

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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FDTA: Entity and Security Identifiers
Thursday, March 28, 2024