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The paper (doi: 10.1016/j.str.2017.10.009) describes how validation reports for PDB structures determined by X-ray crystallography were first made available to depositors in 2013 and added to the PDB archive in 2014. In early 2016, following the update of the OneDep system, reports for structures solved by nuclear magnetic resonance and 3D electron microscopy were made available to the depositors and later incorporated into the PDB archive.