Including data and software from CrystalEye is this a open-access collection of crystal structures of organic, inorganic, metal-organic compounds and minerals, excluding biopolymers. At present, this is the most comprehensive open resource for small molecule structures, freely available to all scientists in Lithuania and worldwide. Including data and software from CrystalEye, developed by Nick Day at the department of Chemistry, the University of Cambridge under supervision of Peter Murray-Rust.
COD is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. Most of the mineral data is obtained from the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database (AMCSD) r3d10010765, donated by its maintainer and COD co-founder Robert M. Downs.
Structures of biological macromolecules are available at the PDB, re3data100010327. The database was founded by Armel Le Bail, Lachlan Cranswick, Michael Berndt, Luca Lutterotti and Robert M. Downs in February 2003 as a response to Michael Berndt’s letter published in the Structure Determination by Powder Diffractometry (SDPD) mailing list. Since December 2007 the main database server is maintained and new software is developed in the Vilnius University Institute of Biotechnology by Saulius Gražulis and Andrius Merkys, and has now over 200 thousand records describing structures published in major crystallographic and chemical peer-reviewed journals.
Content of Crystaleye has moved to Crystallography Open Database.