CIF deposition and validation service

This web service enables you to submit CIF files and associated structure factor files to the CCDC and for your structures to be included in the Cambridge Structural Database.

Deposition allows you to correct syntax errors, check the integrity of your data and add additional data.

Please include structure factor data for all structures.

  • Files should be in CIF, FCF or HKL format and may be included in a ZIP file
  • At least one CIF file must be included in the submission
  • All files submitted on one form should correspond to one publication only
  • There is a limit of 100 MB in the total size of files uploaded
  • For more information please see our Structure Deposition Information page.