Second International Structural Genomics Meeting

The Second International Structural Genomics Meeting was held at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia, on April 4-6, 2001. The meeting focused on fostering and formalizing international interactions in structural genomics. Task forces reported on the goals of their efforts and the policies on data release and deposition, publication, intellectual property, and cooperation with industry.

There was general agreement at the meeting for projects with public funding to deposit the coordinates immediately after their determination to the PDB, and to release these data soon thereafter in most cases. Release can be delayed (by six months) after deposition in some cases.

For these structural genomics entries, the PDB will capture the details generally presented in the Materials and Methods section of a published paper. The data items and their definitions are being developed by the International Task Force on Deposition, Archiving, and Curation of the Primary Information.

Further information, including the Agreed Principles and Procedures, is available at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/meetings/airlie.html.