Data, Software, and Services to Advance Structural Science.

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) are world-leading experts in structural chemistry data, software, and knowledge for materials and life sciences research and development.

CCDC data, software, and services are trusted by academic and industrial institutions around the world with tens of thousands of active users from top 10 pharma to leading research institutions.

Explore our products here, from software for drug discovery and design, to protein-ligand docking algorithms, to in silico tools to evaluate solid materials stability, and, of course, the world’s database of small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures: the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).

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Discover new molecules with the CSD-Discovery suite

What CSD Users Say

Roche Pharmaceutical Research

“The breadth and depth of CSD data is enormous today. It covers a lot of space of interest to medicinal chemistry. Plus, you know that every structure you see has been derived from experiment. This leads to very high confidence in predictions based on CSD data, whether you predict a conformation or piece together a new structure from components.”

Dr Martin Stahl, Head of Lead Discovery

Georgetown University

“The ability of the database to do new and interesting types of queries has a lot of potential – there’s no limit to how many questions you could ask.”

Professor Jennifer Swift

MSD Merck & Co

“The use of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and of the CCDC software to analyse the data provided an invaluable resource to enable an understanding of the applicability of CSP for predicting solvate formation of drug candidates.”

Dr Luca Iuzzolino, Senior Scientist in Computational Chemistry

University of Regensburg

“ConQuest is a very convenient software integrated with the CSD—a comprehensive structural database. It allows summarizing the geometric characteristics of a molecular fragment of interest in a set of crystal structures and easily visualizing and analyzing the data. Without this tandem-like software, our review article would be neither so informative nor so complete. Now we are sure that no compound or crystal structure escaped our attention.”

Dr Alexander Virovets