Since my last article almost 2 weeks ago progress has been made on several projects, so I wanted to provide a quick update.
We are delighted to announce that the first data update of 2020 is now available to users. In the March 2020 data update there are 23,006 new entries and 22,089 new unique structures. This brings the total of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) to 1,057,180 entries and 1,038,250 unique structures.
The CCDC is actively seeking areas where we can assist in the fight against the nefarious SARS-Cov2 disease currently taking hold around the world.
We’ve already started committing to research time and have noted several collaborative efforts.
At the CCDC we have been deeply saddened by the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had around the world. During these difficult times it has, however, been heart-warming to see the scientific community coming together to try to find a cure and a vaccine.
This poster explores the process and benefits of CSD Communications - the simple way to share crystallographic data without the need for an accompanying paper.
Elsevier have made available a collection of around 20,000 articles relating to COVID-19. These are available to download for free for text and data mining.
A question one might ask is; which of these articles have an associated CSD structure?
As the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, scientists around the world have set up virtual projects to collaborate, share knowledge, resources and data to support drug discovery.
The current COVID-19 outbreak is making more people work remotely, either by choice or by company or government policies - but with the right approaches, scientists around the world continue their research work.
Each year we hold User Group Meetings, or UGMs, as a chance to meet with scientists from all areas of industry and academia who are using our software. This quick summary outlines what happens on the day, and why you should attend if you haven't before.
Earlier this year, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) was delighted to receive the news that we had been approved for CoreTrustSeal certification. This certification accredits the CCDC with providing trusted stewardship and access to data as judged against criteria established and endorsed by the wider research data community. It reinforces and reflects the faith that our depositors and partner organisations have shown in CCDC over the years to provide a trusted home for their data.