- CIF documentation
- IUCr list of crystallographic databases
A Full-Profile Search-Match software by Luca Lutterotti and Daniel Chateigner can perform identification of your sample using COD data, run Rietveld refinement, refining simultaneously crystallite size, preferred orientation, 3D structure and more!
The Institute of Crystallography, Bari offers a lot of crystallographic software (free for academic users), including QUALX that can run search-match to identify your phases using COD data.
A free (GPL) cheminformatics program for data visualization and analysis, DataWarrior, is available, and its author Thomas Sander now offers the organic part of COD database for download from the http://www.openmolecules.org/ Web site.
Programs for creating realistic still or animated crystal shapes (morphologies) from crystallographic data (WinXMorph) and for creating of representation surfaces for material properties (WinTensor) are available free of charge.
Search for figshare 3D models of COD structures is implemented at https://chemapps.stolaf.edu/jmol/3dprint/.