The CCDC allows you to publish data directly through the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) as a CSD Communication. Over 43,000 structures have been published this way since 1976.
By publishing in the CSD knowledge and insights can be drawn from the collective data, this is used to discover new drugs, develop new materials, and understand fundamental chemistry - see how people use the CSD in our case studies.
Depositions where no associated scientific article is envisaged but that the depositor would like to share through the CSD are referred to as CSD Communications (formerly known as Private Communications) and will contain the author list supplied by the depositor. For recommendations on who should be included as an author please see our CIF Deposition Guidelines.
These resources present how to publish your data as CSD Communications and how to manage your structures via the My Structures portal.
Benefits of sharing data as a CSD Communication include the following:
Depositors of CSD Communications should be aware that a few journals will not accept papers which contain data that have previously been published in any form, including electronic publication on web pages or in a distributed database.
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