• New functionality now available to depositiors

    We are delighted to announce that this week we have added some new functionality to our deposition services. Depositors are now able to link to raw data files and provide crystallographer details during deposition as well as revise their data more easily.

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  • The CCDC Welcomes Dave Watson

    The CCDC is pleased to announce that the CCDC Board of Trustees have appointed Mr David Watson as interim Chief Operating Officer of the CCDC.

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  • Announcement from the Chair, on behalf of Trustees

  • Alliance Reshapes Crystallography Data Access

    Structural chemistry’s trusted crystallographic database providers join forces to provide single point access to all of the world’s small molecule crystal data.

    Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Karlsruhe, Germany, March 27, 2017.

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  • Working to make life easier for our depositors…

    In December last year it was with much excitement that we launched our new deposition portal to allow depositors to view and retrieve their deposited data. Since then I am very pleased to report that over 4,000 of you have registered to use this service and that the vast majority of feedback has been very positive. It is great to see the community benefitting from and using this new functionality so much already.

     

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  • Your deposited data is now just a click away

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new web interface to allow you to view and retrieve your deposited data.

    This launch builds on our online deposition service used by over 10,000 depositors annually and provides you with a new way to log in and see your previously deposited structures.

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  • Developing data discovery

    We are pleased to announce that a new pre-release version of our popular Access Structures service is now available. This free service has enhanced search functionality and interim results pages to help you find, access and navigate to the structures you want.

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  • Unpacking the 800,000th crystal structure

    As I write, the CSD now contains 801,590 entries and you can see from our recent announcement, that the 800,000th entry to be added is a di-copper paddle wheel structure containing a uracil derivative published by colleagues in Spain. 

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  • Discovering what’s in a name at the CCDC

    A guest blog by Thom, one of CCDC’s co-funded  summer students​

    This summer I decided to enhance (and help fund!) my Chemistry degree in Edinburgh by entering the world of crystallography for a few months, including a week’s visit to the home of the CSD in Cambridge.

    My week of experience at the CCDC has opened my eyes to the tireless work and expertise which maintains and develops such an immense, and impressive, catalogue of data. The CCDC is truly a machine: its gears turning under the constant flow of deposits, while its developers work to refine the already sophisticated editorial process through the production and utilisation of immaculate pieces of software.

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  • 50 Years Later...

    ​When Olga Kennard began collecting crystal structures in 1965, she believed that the collective use of experimental data would lead to the discovery of new knowledge which transcends the results of individual experiments. I hope she will be proud of how the collection she began is playing such a pivotal role in chemistry research world-wide in the 21st century. I am certainly looking forward to hearing her talk at our CSD50 symposium this week.


    Crystallography is a unique discipline in that crystallographers share their research results as a matter of course. Since the inception of the CSD in 1965, the CCDC has fully played its role in sharing this data and we are able to make the entire collection of over 780,000 entries available to all scientists across the world.  As well as helping you ensure your research results are made accessible to everyone, we’ve developed analysis software that enables experimental data to be turned into insights that really help scientists make informed decisions. Today, the CSD is used in virtually every chemistry laboratory - both academic and industrial – for primary research, drug discovery and development, materials science and more.

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