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Cambridge Structural Database: Use Restrictions

Please note:

The following references should be quoted in all publications based on this access:

The CSD System
The Cambridge Structual Database : a quarter of a million crystal structures and rising. Allen, F.H., Acta Cryst. (2002), B58, 380-388
ConQuest
New Software for Searching the Cambridge Structural Database and visualizing crystal structures.
Bruno, I.J., Cole, J.C., Edgington, P.R., Kessler, M., Macrae, C.F., McCabe, P., Pearson, J., Taylor, R., Acta Cryst (2002), B58, 389-397.
IsoStar
IsoStar: A Library of Information about Nonbonded Interactions.
Bruno,I.J., Cole,J.C., Lommerse, J.P.M., Rowland, R.S., Taylor, R., Verdonk, M., Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design (1997), 11-6, 525-537.

Also: Data held in the CSD or information derived or obtained from, or by the use of, the CSD or the CSD system may not (whether separately or in combination with other material) be distributed on a commercial or for-profit basis whether in printed, photographic, computer-readable or other form, without prior written permission from the CCDC. This restriction applies in particular, but not exclusively, to data compilations, educational aids, fragment libraries and software systems.

Note: Written permission is required for use of the CSD and the CSD System if staff members carrying out the research are not free to publish their work (due, for example, to restrictions that exist because of the research’s funding sources).

Standard use restrictions also apply, as follows:

Use of many of these resources is governed by license agreements which restrict use to the MIT community and to individuals who use the MIT Libraries’ facilities. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses these products only for individual, noncommercial use without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information.