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About this Validation Interface

This interface allows you to upload, validate and edit CIF files before submitting them for deposition.


The process of files deposition, after you have uploaded your data is pretty simple.
First step, after files have been uploaded, is validation. Our scripts perform some checks to see if all necessary data are present in the submitted file. Results are displayed to you next to your files.
If a file is correct, you can deposit it to COD. After the deposition, COD numbers for the newly deposited structures will be displayed.
If a file is not correct you can edit it file in your browser window and validate it once more.

File formats

Currently we accept two types of files:

  • Plain CIF files;
  • ZIP archives, which does contain CIF files.

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