Project Partners

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The project is led by the UK National Crystallography Service at the University of Southampton with core partners at UKOLN (University of Bath), the Digital Curation Centre and the Unilever Centre (University of Cambridge).


  • The following organisations are supporting partners of the project:


    • The International Union of Crystallography, a body serving the world community of crystallographers, promoting international standardisation and cooperation in crystallography and enabling international publication of crystallographic research;
    • The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, operator of the world repository for all small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystallographic data published in journal articles;
    • The Royal Society of Chemistry, the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business;
    • The Chemical Database Service, provider of a single interface to search all available crystallographic databases (CSD, ICSD, CrystMet);
    • Chemistry Central, an emergent Open Access series of journals, covering all aspects of the chemistry domain;
    • StORe, a JISC Digital Repositories Programme project, involved in linking ‘source’ and ‘output’ repositories;
    • CLADDIER, a JISC Digital Repositories Programme project, concerned with linking data to publications;
    • The Research Information Network, an organisation funded to assess and coordinate the provision of research information in the UK;
    • ReciprocalNet, a well established consortium of partners (US based but also including USyd and NCS) sharing and publishing crystallographic data;
    • ARCHER, a DEST project based on data repositories supporting the research process;
    • The Molecular and Materials Structure Network and University of Sydney, a lead partner in the Molecular and Materials Structure Network, (an Australian Research Council funded project);
    • The Science and Technology Facilities Council, a multidisciplinary research organisation supporting scientists and engineers world-wide through operation of large-scale research facilities and provision of strategic advice to the government on their development;
    • Newcastle University; a well established crystallography laboratory with world leading experience in operating a synchrotron based national service and a strong background in data-based publishing.
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