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Teaching structural science and chemistry concepts at a CSD workshop


Learn how to harness the world’s molecular structure data to advance your research. Suitable for those new to the CSD, or anybody wanting to brush up their skills. Choose from our free online courses, live virtual workshops, or PDF example exercises.

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Using Mercury software to assess small molecule crystal structures

Free Software and Services

Our free software supports crystallographers and chemistry educators.

View, edit, check, and prepare .cif files of crystallography data, deposit into the CSD, or prepare images for a publication.

Educators can explore real-life 3D molecular structures to demonstrate concepts like chirality, geometry, space groups, and more. We even have a selection of lesson plans and worksheets to help.

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