A guest blog by Thom, one of CCDC’s co-funded summer students
This summer I decided to enhance (and help fund!) my Chemistry degree in Edinburgh by entering the world of crystallography for a few months, including a week’s visit to the home of the CSD in Cambridge.
My week of experience at the CCDC has opened my eyes to the tireless work and expertise which maintains and develops such an immense, and impressive, catalogue of data. The CCDC is truly a machine: its gears turning under the constant flow of deposits, while its developers work to refine the already sophisticated editorial process through the production and utilisation of immaculate pieces of software.