Since mid-2018, the CCDC and FIZ Karlsruhe have been offering the crystallographic community a joint depot, which standardizes the deposit of crystal structures for inorganic and organic structures. Scientists currently find further information on many crystallographic structures in the two cured databases Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) which will be currently linked to the common repository, so that users can be directed to the two databases for further information. This step is currently in progress.
The next goal is the generation of a common search interface to provide researchers with easy access to the entire data set of inorganic and organic crystal structures, especially with regard to data mining projects.
As the overlap between inorganic and organic structures increases, the common search interface will offer scientists working at the interface between inorganic and organic chemistry an easier and faster way to find relevant structures.
We would like to have your feedback on what requirements you have for such a common search interface to meet your needs.
Please join us in our joint CSD/ICSD webinar on August 27th, 16:30-17:30 CET!