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Today, nearly 300 international scientists from industrial, academic and governmental laboratories comprise the active membership from which the organization draws its Board of Directors, committees, and subcommittees. The members, who are volunteers, are actively engaged in developing the field of x-ray powder diffraction and related disciplines. They gather twice annually to discuss various technical issues related to powder diffraction methods, and editorial issues related to the PDF, and to organize, plan, and review policies and procedures within the ICDD organization. The Technical Committee consists of three categories of subcommittees, namely, Materials Subcommittee (Ceramics, Minerals, Metals and Alloys, Organic and Pharmaceutical and Polymer), Characterization Methods & Tools Subcommittee (Electron Diffraction, Synchrotron Diffraction Methods, X-Ray Diffraction Methods, X-Ray Fluorescence, High Pressure and High Temperature Diffraction, and Neutron Powder Diffraction), and ICDD Activities Subcommittee (Database, Education and PDF Editorial Staff). A paid scientific and administrative staff, located at the headquarters in Pennsylvania, is responsible for the production of the various databases offered by the ICDD.
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Powder diffraction patterns are compiled from journals, the ICDD Grant-in-aid Program, other grants and scientific contributions. The patterns are edited for correctness, and reviewed for quality and uniqueness by various experts of the field. Subfile mark assignment was also conducted by the editors. The careful editorial process assures that the ICDD maintains the highest standards for accuracy and quality of its database .
The NBS*AIDS 83 program, or its precursor which was designed and written in the early 1970s for Crystal Data, has been in continual use for about 30 years. The program is used by the scientific community in several ways. First, editors at NIST, the ICDD, and at other data centers have used this workhorse program as a tool to create hundreds of thousands of evaluated database entries. Second, a research version of the program has been distributed to the scientific community, which has served to improve the quality of experimental data at the source. Finally, selected segments of the program have been incorporated in other widely used distribution programs such as the indexing program (DICVOL91) of Boultif and Louer  and the Structure Tidy program of Gelato and Parthé . A key reason for its success and reliability, and that the program has been used for a long period of time, by so many people, on so much data, in so many situations, is the extensive effort in code design, database design and validation of its functions.
In 2020 the CCDC and ICDD announced their partnership, which enables the ICDD to calculate and publish diffraction patterns (including atomic co-ordinates) from structures found in the CSD into the PDF-4/Organics database.
The Bilbao Crystallographic Server's MAGNDATA collection of magnetic structures has now expanded to include over 1700 magnetic structures, including 140 incommensurate magnetic structures. The Commission discussed possible approaches to turning this database into an exhaustive collection of magnetic structures. A recent feature was added to the MAGNDATA site, which allows users to submit magnetic structures themselves. It is hoped that this feature will help to distribute the workload of curating the required information.
M. I. Aroyo co-chaired (with M. Henriques) MS-68, Symmetry Aspects of Magnetic Order and Magnetic Properties. They also delivered the invited talk `Symmetry database of International Tables online' and were a co-author of the presentation `Crystallography online by the Bilbao Crystallographic Server: new computer tools for the study of layer and multilayer materials'. They also participated with G. de la Flor in the Software Fayre, presenting `Crystallography online by the Bilbao Crystallographic Server'.
During the months of April, May, and June, the Crystallography Laboratories of Universidad de Los Andes (Mérida, Venezuela) and Universidad Industrial de Santander (Bucaramanga, Colombia) held weekly meetings to discuss basic and advanced features of crystallographic databases, in particular the PDF-4 database and the CSD. These meetings have helped to strengthen the collaboration between these two laboratories.
The Protein Data Bank (PDB) has been a key resource for macromolecular crystallographers for 50 years, and its policies and development have been strongly influenced by the crystallographic community. Now known as the Worldwide PDB (wwPDB), it comprises five core entities, the RCSB-PDB in the USA, PDBe in Europe, PDBj in Japan, the BMRB (NMR database) and the Electron Microscopy Database (EMDB). The centres collaborate closely and share the load on deposition, maintaining a single open-access archive that is freely accessible to researchers, educators and students throughout the world.