An important one-day Symposium to celebrate and develop the role of the CIF information exchange standard in crystallography. Speakers will explain how crystallography, particularly in the field of structure determination, has supremely well developed practices in the collection, analysis, interpretation, publication and archiving of raw and processed data, and the structural information derived from diffraction experiments. The Symposium will celebrate the crystallographic community’s track record in data handling, and also anticipate further advances. Much of crystallography’s success in information management arises from the Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF), a standard now entering its third decade, developed originally for small-molecule structural modelling but now used in many areas of crystallography. New developments in the CIF standard will maintain our position at the leading edge of scientific information characterisation and exchange.

There is no charge for attending the Symposium. However, places are limited and must be pre-booked. Please register using the ECM 28 online registration form.

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