This is the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System software distribution site for the following UC campuses: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Cruz. Questions regarding access to CSD software should be directed to UC campus contacts.
Select your campus below to obtain site and confirmation
codes that will be needed to register the product after it is installed.
Los Angeles (UCLA)
Santa Cruz (UCSC)
San Diego (UCSD)
CAUTION!! The complete packages are multiple Gigabytes in size. See CSDS 2015 Release Notes (PDF) for installation instructions.
Database System for Windows
2015 Release (one ZIP file, requires 6 GB of disk space)
Database System for Mac OSX
2015 Release (one TAR file, requires 6 GB of disk space)
Database System for Linux/Unix
2015 Release (one TAR file, requires 8 GB of disk space)
4.4 The CSD (Cambridge Structural Database) and CSD System (including downloaded data, manuals, results, and printed products) shall be used exclusively for the purpose of scientific teaching and research, which may include research such as, for example into drug development or drug modifications capable of commercial exploitation. The results of such research may be published through the normal academic channels, subject to the inclusion of a proper acknowledgement to the CCDC (Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre) (see Part IV of the Schedule to this Agreement).
Part IV Acknowledgements
The following references should be quoted in all publications based on this License of Access:
The CSD System: The Cambridge Structural Database: A quarter of a million crystal structures and rising F.H. Allen, Acta Cryst. (2002), B58, 380-388
ConQuest: New software for searching the Cambridge Structural Database and visualizing crystal structures I.J. Bruno, J.C. Cole, P.R. Edgington, M. Kessler, C.F. Macrae, P McCabe, J. Pearson, R. Taylor, Acta Cryst. (2002), B58, 389-397
Mercury: Mercury: visualization and analysis of crystal structures C.F. Macrae, P.R. Edgington, P McCabe, E. Pidcock, G.P. Shields, R. Taylor, M. Towler, J. van de Streek, J. Appl. Cryst. (2006), 39-3, 453-457
IsoStar: A library of information about nonbonded interactions I.J. Bruno, J. Cole, J. P. M. Lommerse, R.S. Rowland, R. Taylor, M. Verdonk, Journal of Computer Aided Molecular Design (1997), 11-6, 525-537
Mogul: Retrieval of crystallographically derived molecular geometry information I.J. Bruno, et al Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences (2005), 44-6, 2133-2144
SuperStar: A knowledge-based approach for identifying interaction sites in proteins M.L. Verdonk, J.C. Cole, R. Taylor, Journal of Molecular Biology (1999), 289, 1093-1108