We are pleased to announce the September 2021 data update of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is now available! This data update brings you 16,688 new organic and metal-organic experimentally determined structures (17,283 new entries) and increases the total size of the CSD to over 1,129,000 structures (1,152,000 entries).
How many groups took part in the first challenge of the 7th CSP Blind Test? What kind of experimental work goes on behind the scenes? Read on for answers, and an interesting Q&A with a team from Catalent, a contract research organisation (CRO) that has contributed to ensuring we have high-quality experimental data for this test of crystal structure prediction (CSP) methods.