The Research Partner Programme brings together some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to provide industrially focused development of informatics based software for drug discovery.

The CCDC's mission to advance structural science requires collaborative work. The Research Partner programme combines our expertise in data management and software tools, with the needs of real world drug discovery from scientists at top pharmaceutical companies.


Who can become a Research Partner?

The Research Partner membership benefits major global multi-site organisations that want to more effectively harness public and proprietary structural data and science to accelerate their discovery programmes.

By working with the CCDC to shape the future direction of all CSD tools, and by gaining early access to new features, members sit at the forefront of knowledge-based structural science.


Key benefits   


Full CSD-Enterprise licence

Multi-site Enterprise suite

Project-based CRO access on preferential terms

Data Management

In-house database creation

Database curation - data validation and cleansing

Support and Engagement

Dedicated account management

Regular service reviews

Exclusive feedback meetings for research partners

Shaping the future

Input into research and development priorities

Early access to new software products and features

Access to professional services to address your unique requirements

Direct contact with CCDC scientists and technical experts

Data validation methods

Custom script writing

Bespoke software development

Training tailored to your needs


Additional opportunities for industrial users include:

  • Consortia to shape the development of new functionality:
    • Crystal Structure Prediction Consortium (CSPC) - concerned with CSP data standards and management.
    • Crystal Form Consortium (CFC) - concerned with solid form design and materials development techniques
  • Professional services and consultancy.
  • Digital transformation programmes such as digital design centres.


How can you join?

If you want to know more about the Research Partner programme and how it could benefit your work, email us with any questions, or to request a chat with our scientific team.