The 7th crystal structure prediction blind test organised by the CCDC started in October 2020 - registration remains open.

Following on from the fantastic advances made through the past CSP blind tests, this seventh test poses new challenges, asks deeper questions, and examines method developments closely.

The test brings together the best methodologies and scientists from around the world to assess the latest advances in CSP against experimentally determined (but as-yet unpublished) structures.



If you have a novel methodology for CSP and would like to participate in the test, register via this form and our team will be in touch to confirm next steps.




To participate in the test you must have a novel methodology to predict crystal structures. The intent of the CSP blind test is to allow development of new methods or new enhancements to existing methods to improve CSP. For this reason, we are asking registrants to express how they feel their approach will be unique as compared to other participants.
A preview of the rules and entry information is available here to find out more before you register. If you are accepted to participate you will receive a full copy with additional details.


Key dates for participants

  • 6th October 2020 - registration opens (you may still register any time during the test, even after the test systems are released).
  • 27th October 2020 - test systems released to participants.
  • 29th June 2021 - deadline for target XXX only.
  • 27th October 2021 - submission 1 ends.
  • 14th December 2021 - submission 2 begins
  • 14th June 2022 - submission 2 ends.
  • Q3 2022 - end of test meeting.

 See full details in the preview of the rules and entry information here.


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