All you need to do to access your data is register and set up your user profile. You will then be able to log on and view your datasets through 'My Structures' (https://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/deposit/MyStructures). All your deposited structures will be listed (see picture below) and searchable, with more detailed deposition information also available. You can also click through to visualise structures you have already published in our Access Structures service. Most importantly, you can check the status of any depositions and download and retrieve your datasets at any time. Registering for an account will also save you time when you have new data to deposit, as by logging in all your personal details will already be added to your deposit.
Example showing the interactive table of deposited data from the 'My Structures' service
If you are a regular depositor you will have already seen a number of enhancements to our deposition service over the last year. These have all been in response to your feedback and have included the ability to associate multiple email address to a deposition, to automatically generate and download a 2D diagram for your deposited structures, the ability to associate your ORCID iD to your deposit and the improved handling of large datasets.
Example showing the Enhance Data page for our deposition service
This new release is therefore just the latest addition to our deposition services and marks a significant step forward in an interactive, intuitive deposition process that can be incorporated into your daily workflows. Just like our online deposition service you can expect to see a lot of new functionality added to this new portal over the coming months. In conversations with you, our depositors, we already know that there are a number of additional features that you would benefit from. We are therefore already working on future releases that include the ability for you to easily edit, update and maintain your structures, the ability to create in-house databases through the deposition process, the ability for you to share your structures with collaborators or across your institutions, the ability to self-assign CCDC numbers and the ability to further validate and check your structures pre-publication. We would love to hear how you would like our deposition services to develop and what your priorities are. If you have any comments or suggestions just drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about this new release is available on our deposition pages and we have a number of FAQs on our support pages to help answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for all your valued depositions; collectively through the CSD we're already sharing over 850,000 structures. We hope you will benefit from the features of our new system and that you enjoy the improved overview of your deposited data from now on.