Software and Services for Crystallography
From viewing and editing crystallographic data, to storing and sharing it with the scientific community, we have a range of free tools to support the crystallography community.
Sharing data in the CSD is quick, simple, and ensures compliance with funding bodies requirements. You can even share data not associated to a publication.
Share Data for Publication in a Journal
Deposit your data in the CSD under embargo ahead of publication in a scientific journal. Allows peer reviewers access, and complies with journal requirements.
Check and Edit CIFs
Validate .cif files (CIFs) and ensure the format is compliant for sharing with journals or in the CSD. Identify and correct syntax and format violations, safely edit and supplement the data, and visualize structures including displacement ellipsoids.
Search Existing Crystal Structures
Quickly search the world’s published crystal structure data, to explore known molecules and confirm if a new compound is novel. Easily connect individual structures to their original publication to learn more about them.
View Crystal Structures and Generate Images
Open .cif files and visualize the crystal structure with fully customizable settings to show the features important to you. Generate high-resolution images suitable for publication or presentation, or animations and even 3D print files.
Search and Probe Symmetry Properties
Search the most complete collation of observed molecular and crystallographic symmetry properties. Interrogate the data with standard and custom queries.
Store and Share Unpublished Data
Publish your data directly into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) or Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) — even when it is not associated to a publication. Structures from patents, PhD theses, or any other work can be securely stored and shared this way.
How to Deposit Data in the CSD
Start sharing your data in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), for safe, compliant storage, with acknowledgement and a citable DOI.
Shared data also contributes to global scientific research, by making it accessible in a searchable, trusted repository.
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