Inside the CCDC: 2023 in Depositions
February 1, 2024
In the dynamic landscape of chemical research, the deposition of small molecule data plays a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of molecular structures and their interactions. In this blog we delve into the CSD deposition trends of 2023. Researchers worldwide continue to contribute to this vast repository, enriching the database with a diverse array of molecular structures.
2023 Insights: A Year in Data
Our mission is to help everyone disseminate their structural data for the benefit of the global scientific community. We are committed to adapting our processes to meet the evolving needs of our users. We are delighted to see that in 2023 deposits poured in from around the world and that our depositors are pushing new boundaries.
In 2023, the global reach of the CSD expanded with Yemen, Nepal, Syria, Bahrain, and Bolivia publishing their first ever structures (FOFCIQ, published in Heliyon by Nadeem Abad et al. and XIXQEE, published in Chemistry Select by Ijaz Ullah et al.).
There has been a substantial uptick in deposits from countries such as Lebanon, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Ethiopia. These increases show how crystallography is growing globally. We assist all our depositors worldwide, and are actively engaging with new universities and expanding our FAIRE grants to support more academics in a growing number of countries. Together with our community we can amplify the reach of our depositors valuable data.
Unveiling Trends: A Five-Year Retrospective of Depositions
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we observed a dip in deposits, but on the contrary the number of publications increased that year. Over the past three years, there has been an 11.5% growth in deposits, paralleled by a similar increase in the number of structures. While deposits via CSD Communications grew in 2020, they then experienced a minor dip following restricted access to labs. They have now rebounded, surpassing the levels achieved in 2020.
Global Collaboration and Data Enrichment: Empowering Scientific Breakthroughs
Our commitment to helping you to share your datasets from all over the globe ensures that the CSD remains at the forefront of contemporary research efforts and continues to be a valuable resource for our expanding user base. Researchers are increasingly recognizing the importance of sharing comprehensive structural information, not only to validate their findings, but also to inspire future breakthroughs.
With gratitude to our dedicated depositors for their ongoing contributions, we extend an invitation to further enrich the CSD through increased deposition efforts. Your continued commitment strengthens the global repository of small molecule data, fostering collaborative research and propelling scientific discovery to new heights.
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