checkCIF

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A service of the
International Union of Crystallography

checkCIF reports on the consistency and integrity of crystal structure determinations reported in CIF format.

Please upload your CIF using the form below. [Help]

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Full validation of CIF and structure factors
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This version of checkCIF includes checks on:

 • CIF syntax and construction
 • Cell and geometry details
 • Space-group symmetry
 • Anisotropic displacement parameters
 • Structure factors


Useful links

Prepublication check for submissions to IUCr journals
Details of checkCIF/PLATON tests
CIF dictionary
Download CIF editor (publCIF) from the IUCr
Download CIF editor (enCIFer) from the CCDC


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