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Since the middle of the 1980's and up to 2012, the CSIC, through the Department of Crystallography and Structural Biology, offered a free-of-charge licensing service for some of the most important structural databases in Crystallography, covering most academic institutions in Spain and in most Latin-American countries. However, due to some important funding restrictions in Spain, these general licensing programs had to be stopped. For further information, please contact LourdesInfantes San Mateo, or Martin Martínez-Ripoll .

The Department of Crystallography and Structural Biology, and all users thank CSIC for its financial support during all these years, as well as the databases suppliers, some years ago Tothcanada (supplier for Crystmet) and the Fach Informationszentrum-Karlsruhe. But our thanks go especially to the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (and all the people involved therein) for their kindness and funding effort. We also thank all the users and Institutions in Spain and in Latin-American countries (over 130 institutions) for their understanding. This link shows the latest situation of licensed Institutions before this decission was taken.

Since 2013, 
CSIC still maintains a different, although smaller, licensing program, covering most of the following crystallographic databases:



CRYSTMET  metals and intermetallic compounds
CSIC has canceled the CRYSTMET license!

ICSD  inorganic compounds
We maintain a license for CSIC only. Institutional users having no access to ICSD should contact Lourdes Infantes San Mateo or Martin Martínez-Ripoll. CSIC members may access this database using institutional IP addresses (of type 161.111.xxx.xxx) through the following link: ICSD for CSIC users.

CSD    organic and organometallic compounds
Spanish academic and institutional users having no access to CSD should contact Lourdes Infantes San Mateo or Martin Martínez-Ripoll.

IsoStar   intermolecular contacts
Spanish academic and institutional users having no access to CSD should contact Lourdes Infantes San Mateo or Martin Martínez-Ripoll.

WebCite   research applications of the CSD
CCDC has discontinued maintaining this database, but see the contents of this link.

PDB   protein data bank
Universal free access through this link.

PDBe  protein data bank in Europe
Universal free access through this link.



For further information on the current licensing program, please contact Lourdes Infantes San Mateo, or Martin Martínez-Ripoll.