CDS email message - CDS/23/01/13/a

Sent 23 Jan 2013

The CDS at Daresbury

Apologies for some duplication of broadcast information. A number of
messages were sent out over the Christmas/New Year period and may have
got lost or overlooked.

General Access to databases at Daresbury has ceased. Login database
access for off-site users has now been disabled.

Please note that access within the STFC domain will continue for a
further period. This will be subject to review. The STFC domain
basically includes the Daresbury and Rutherford sites as well as the
Diamond Light Source.

Note that STFC access is available to all usernames - it includes
visitors to STFC/Diamond facilities and is not restricted to those
registered with a specific STFC username. For this reason all current
usernames will be retained on the Daresbury server for a period at
least. The CDS/DL website will also remain in place.

The standard CDS login form remains present on the CDS homepage.
However, the "CDS Login" and "Institution Login" buttons will not
operate correctly if you are outside the STFC domain (your browser
will simply hang for a period). In addition you will not be able to
reset your password ("Forgot PassWord?" link). But all these
facilities remain fully functional for users accessing CDS webpages
from within the STFC domain.

We are also exploring the possibility of restoring general access to a
limited range of facilities. This is only likely to happen if there is
a proven need after the RSC service is in place. Also an adequate
funding source will need to be found.

Access to general information on the CDS website is still possible via
the link:

Please note that access to the demonstration version of CrystalWorks
remains available via the "Access Data" link. This gives access to a
restricted subset of CrystalWorks functionality (for instance full
database searching is not possible). If you attempt to access the
other datbases your browser will simply hang for a period. Full
functionality for all databases is only available to logged on users.

Access to the RSC replacement CDS facility is via the link:

For further details see the Newsfile still being maintained on an
occasional basis by the CDS at Daresbury.

This message follows from our earlier messages about the closure of
the Chemical Database Service at Daresbury and details of the RSC