Crystallography Open Database - An open-access collection of crystal structures

Saulius Graulis, Daniel Chateigner, Robert T. Downs, A. F.T. Yokochi, Miguel Quirós, Luca Lutterotti, Elena Manakova, Justas Butkus, Peter Moeck, Armel Le Bail

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The Crystallography Open Database (COD), which is a project that aims to gather all available inorganic, metal-organic and small organic molecule structural data in one database, is described. The database adopts an open-access model. The COD currently contains 80 000 entries in crystallographic information file format, with nearly full coverage of the International Union of Crystallography publications, and is growing in size and quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-729
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009


  • COD
  • Crystallography Open Database
  • Structural databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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