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Cambridge Structural Database System Use Agreement

In exchange for granting me as a registered student or staff member of the University of Sydney access to the software.

I agree to the terms below:

  1. Access to the CSD and CSD System is limited to staff, students, and visiting academic workers at the University of Sydney, and use of the CSD and the CSD System shall be limited to computers owned, leased or maintained by the University of Sydney. Permitted users who normally work at the University of Sydney may use the CSD on a laptop (for the sole benefit of the licensee, and otherwise in accordance with the license agreement) at or from home or when travelling.
  2. The CSD and the CSD System shall not be used in conjunction with any consulting or joint project with any non-academic organisation without prior written permission of the CCDC. Academic organisations are defined as not-for-profit, or charitable organisations, supported by private, charitable or Government funding, whose staff may freely publish the results of scientific research through the normal academic channels.
  3. The CSD and CSD System (including downloaded data, manuals, results and printed products) shall be used exclusively for the purpose of scientific teaching and research, which may include research such as, for example, into drug development or drug modifications capable of commercial exploitation. The results of such research may be published through the normal academic channels, subject to the inclusion of a proper acknowledgement to the CCDC (see Part IV of the Schedule to this Agreement);
  4. Permitted users shall take every reasonable precaution to ensure that data held in the CSD or information derived or obtained from, or by the use of, the CSD or the CSD System is not (whether separately or in combination with other material) distributed or otherwise exploited (except through the product of scientific research as aforesaid) whether or not on a commercial or for-profit basis, and whether in printed, photographic, computer-readable or other form, without prior written permission from the CCDC. This restriction applies in particular, but not exclusively, to data compilations, educational aids, fragment libraries and software systems.
  5. Permitted users may develop, for use by staff, students, and visiting academic workers at the University of Sydney, software systems based on the CSD or the CSD System or subfiles derived thereof. External distribution of such systems requires prior written permission of the CCDC.

Please direct all queries regarding the CSD to Dr William Lewis at

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