Documentation & Resources
On this page you can find all our documents and resources including CSD software user manuals and tutorials.
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CSD R-factor Statistics 2023
This table shows the number of CSD structures in different R-factor ranges as of January 2023
CSD Publication Year Statistics 2023
This table shows the number of crystal structures published in each of the years 1965-2023.
CSD Journal Statistics 2023
The table records the 165 journals that have contributed more than 500 structures to the CSD as of January 2023
CSD Crystal System Statistics 2023
Crystal system statistics for the 1,232,463 CSD structures for which the space group is fully defined.
CSD Author Statistics 2023
A table showing the 1,070 authors who are cited in 500 or more CSD entries.
Infographic: Identifying Important Interactions at Protein Hotspots
This graphic explains what protein hotspots are, and how the 2016 J Med Chem study used molecular probes to identify favourable protein interactions by coputational methods.
Poster: Synchronized Searching: Diving into CIF Metadata to Identifity Facilities for Synchrotron Studies within the CSD
This 2019 poster explores the use of the CSD Python API to mine the Cambridge Structural Database and identify structures arising from synchrotron studies. The possibility of attributing these to particular facilities is also explored.
Poster: Elements in the CSD: Marking the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT)
This 2019 poster introduces the CCDC's joint project with the British Crystallography Association to mark the international year of the periodic table. Each element is highlighted through a crystal structure, with entries contributed from the crystallography community.