The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is the home of small molecule crystallography data and is a leader in software for pharmaceutical discovery, materials development, research and education.
The CCDC compiles and distributes the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), the world's repository of experimentally determined organic and metal-organic crystal structures. We also produce associated knowledge-based application software for the global community of structural chemists, delivered through the CSD-System, CSD-Discovery, CSD-Materials and CSD-Enterprise.
Originating in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, the CCDC is now a fully independent institution constituted as a non-profit company and a registered charity. With over 50 years of scientific expertise the CCDC has a strong track record in basic research through more than 750 peer-reviewed publications.
The CCDC employs around 70 staff in Cambridge, UK and Piscataway, New Jersey, USA and hosts occasional visiting scientists and students who are working on projects related to the Cambridge Structural Database or other CCDC products.