When it was established in 2003, the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) formalized a long-standing collaboration between founding members RCSB PDB, the Macromolecular Structure Database at the European Bioinformatics Institute (MSD-EBI), and Protein Data Bank Japan (PDBj).

The wwPDB recognizes the international character of the PDB and ensures that the archive will remain single and uniform.

During the past quarter, the BioMagResBank (BMRB) joined the wwPDB. The BMRB, located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the archive for the experimental data gathered from NMR spectroscopic investigations of biological macromolecules. The BMRB group has created ADIT-NMR to enable authors to deposit experimental and coordinate data using a single tool. We look forward to developing future projects with the wwPDB.