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Vision

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Mission

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  • Provide expert deposition, validation, biocuration, and remediation services at no charge to Data Depositors worldwide.
  • Ensure universal open access to public domain structural biology data with no limitations on usage.
  • Develop and promote community-endorsed data standards for archiving and exchange of global structural biology data.
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News & Announcements

12/08/2021

The Royal Society of Chemistry hosted two webinars on Protein Data Bank at 50: Accessing, Understanding, and Assessing PDB Data

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12/06/2021

The inaugural PDB50 symposium hosted by ASBMB hosted speakers from around the world who have made tremendous advances in structural biology and bioinformatics

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11/23/2021

The Biophysical Society has posted videos highlighting high-impact applications of protein structural data

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