Crystallography Open Database (COD): An open-access collection of crystal structures and platform for world-wide collaboration

Saulius Gražulis, Adriana Daškevič, Andrius Merkys, Daniel Chateigner, Luca Lutterotti, Miguel Quirós, Nadezhda R. Serebryanaya, Peter Moeck, Robert T Downs, Armel Le Bail

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Using an open-access distribution model, the Crystallography Open Database (COD, http://www .crystallography.net) collects all known 'small molecule / small to medium sized unit cell' crystal structures and makes them available freely on the Internet. As of today, the COD has aggregated ∼150 000 structures, offering basic search capabilities and the possibility to download the whole database, or parts thereof using a variety of standard open communication protocols. A newly developed website provides capabilities for all registered users to deposit published and so far unpublished structures as personal communications or pre-publication depositions. Such a setup enables extension of the COD database by many users simultaneously. This increases the possibilities for growth of the COD database, and is the first step towards establishing a world wide Internet-based collaborative platform dedicated to the collection and curation of structural knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Volume40
Issue numberD1
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StatePublished - Jan 2012

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Gražulis, S., Daškevič, A., Merkys, A., Chateigner, D., Lutterotti, L., Quirós, M., ... Le Bail, A. (2012). Crystallography Open Database (COD): An open-access collection of crystal structures and platform for world-wide collaboration. Nucleic Acids Research, 40(D1). https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkr900

Crystallography Open Database (COD) : An open-access collection of crystal structures and platform for world-wide collaboration. / Gražulis, Saulius; Daškevič, Adriana; Merkys, Andrius; Chateigner, Daniel; Lutterotti, Luca; Quirós, Miguel; Serebryanaya, Nadezhda R.; Moeck, Peter; Downs, Robert T; Le Bail, Armel.

In: Nucleic Acids Research, Vol. 40, No. D1, 01.2012.

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Gražulis, S, Daškevič, A, Merkys, A, Chateigner, D, Lutterotti, L, Quirós, M, Serebryanaya, NR, Moeck, P, Downs, RT & Le Bail, A 2012, 'Crystallography Open Database (COD): An open-access collection of crystal structures and platform for world-wide collaboration', Nucleic Acids Research, vol. 40, no. D1. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkr900
Gražulis, Saulius ; Daškevič, Adriana ; Merkys, Andrius ; Chateigner, Daniel ; Lutterotti, Luca ; Quirós, Miguel ; Serebryanaya, Nadezhda R. ; Moeck, Peter ; Downs, Robert T ; Le Bail, Armel. / Crystallography Open Database (COD) : An open-access collection of crystal structures and platform for world-wide collaboration. In: Nucleic Acids Research. 2012 ; Vol. 40, No. D1.
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