• The February 2021 CSD Data Update

    We are pleased to announce that the February 2021 data update of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is now available! This data update is available to users of our CSD software portfolio bringing you 20,058 new structures (20,698 new entries) and increasing the total size of the CSD to over 1.1 million structures.

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  • CSD Data Curation – The Human Touch

    Rather than tell you how long I have worked at CCDC as a Scientific Editor in the Database Group, perhaps I will instead measure the time in the growth of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and tell you that when I started working here, the CSD had just passed the 180,000 mark. As I’m sure you know, today, more than 800,000 structures later, we are very close to entering the 1 millionth structure into the CSD.

    But what do we mean when we say ‘entering’ data into the CSD, a process we refer to as data curation?

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