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News & Announcements

08/05/2016

The new wwPDB Validation Server at https://validate.wwpdb.org now generates preliminary validation reports for structures solved by NMR and 3D Electron Microscopy, in addition to X-ray crystallography.

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07/06/2016

Effective September 6th, 2016, deposition to the PDB of atomic models determined by 3D Electron cryo-Microscopy (3DEM) will require prior or simultaneous deposition of the associated 3DEM volume maps to EMDB.

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06/23/2016

To enable better annotation and tracking, the wwPDB partners encourage depositors to provide ORCID identifiers and information on relevant grants funding their research when depositing PDB data.

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