The 7th crystal structure prediction (CSP) blind test organised by the CCDC started in October 2020.

Following on from the fantastic advances made through the past CSP blind tests, the 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and scientists from around the world to assess the latest advances in CSP against experimentally determined (but as-yet unpublished) structures.



The 7th CSP Blind Test has now ended and registration is closed.


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.
  • 28 September 2022 – end of test workshop.


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


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