[3dem] Worldwide Protein Data Bank celebrates 10 year anniversary
battle at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Jul 1 09:29:25 PDT 2013
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the founding of the Worldwide
Protein Data Bank (wwPDB; http://wwpdb.org), the international
collaboration that manages the PDB archive.
Starting from just 7 protein crystal structures in 1971, the PDB archive
has grown rapidly over the past 42 years. Today, the archive contains
over 90,000 structures and at its current rate of growth will reach the
100,000 structure mark in 2014, the International Year of Crystallography.
On July 1st 2003, the way in which the PDB archive was managed was
transformed by the founding of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank
organisation. The establishment of the wwPDB ensured that these uniquely
valuable data will continue to be stored, managed and kept freely
available for the benefit of scientists worldwide.
The wwPDB organisation nowadays consists of four partners: the Research
Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB;
http://rcsb.org) and BioMagResBank (BMRB; http://bmrb.wisc.edu) in the
USA, the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; http://pdbe.org) and the
Protein Data Bank Japan (PDBj; http://pdbj.org).
You can read more about the wwPDB partner organisations and how they
work together to ensure that the global community of PDB users is
provided with reliable and consistent data at http://wwpdb.org
on behalf of the wwPDB
Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe)
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