• CSD Data Curation – The Human Touch

    Rather than tell you how long I have worked at CCDC as a Scientific Editor in the Database Group, perhaps I will instead measure the time in the growth of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and tell you that when I started working here, the CSD had just passed the 180,000 mark. As I’m sure you know, today, more than 800,000 structures later, we are very close to entering the 1 millionth structure into the CSD.

    But what do we mean when we say ‘entering’ data into the CSD, a process we refer to as data curation?

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