The CCDC has, since its inception, built up considerable expertise in research fields that include Crystal Engineering, Drug Design, Molecular Structure Analysis and Knowledge Mining. Harnessing more than 50 years of experience and enquiry into chemical and crystal structure, we remain committed to advancing these fields by doing our own research and collaborating with leading researchers, in both academia and industry.

Researchers at the CCDC continue to publish extensively in the open literature with over 800 original papers being available and also a number of reference books and monographs. Learn more on the CCDC Publications page. Many well-cited papers exist describing and illustrating the use of the data and software tools in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System.
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