CCDC response to the hostilities in Ukraine

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May 3, 2022

CCDC is a not-for-profit UK-based charity committed to our mission: advancing structural science globally for the public benefit regardless of national political systems. After listening to our community of users, our staff and our trustees, we have decided to institute the following changes in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We are making our FAIRE programme available to scientists in Ukraine. FAIRE grants cover the cost of campus-level access to CSD-Enterprise for three years for researchers in countries with demonstrable need. Learn more and apply here.

In keeping with our global mission, we will continue to accept crystal structures for deposit into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) so that scientists in both Ukraine and Russia can continue to publish their work and utilize CCDC’s Access Structures.

The Centre will honour existing contractual relationships with Russia and Belarus for our software and services, but will not allow extensions to those contracts or any new contracts at this time.

We will keep the situation under review and hope to resume normal services when possible. We wish for all scientists to stay safe and well at this difficult time.


CCDC/Board of Trustees & Executive Management