RCSB PDB Newsletter #20: PDB Focus: Deposition and Release Policies

No. 20
Winter 2004


Message from the RCSB PDB

Announcing the Worldwide Protein Data Bank

Downloadable PDB_EXTRACT Makes Deposition Easier

Biological Unit Tutorial Now Available from the RCSB PDB

Ligand Depot--a Small Molecule Information Resource

PDB Focus: Deposition and Release Policies

PDB Deposition Statistics

Lucene Keyword Search Released on the RCSB PDB Web Site

PDB Focus: Redundancy Reduction Cluster Data Available on the PDB FTP Site

PDB Focus: Searching for Experimental Data Files

Updates of mmCIF Files on the RCSB PDB FTP Site

RCSB PDB Web Site Statistics

NIGMS News: PSI-2 and Structural Biology Roadmap RFA

RCSB PDB Article Published in Nucleic Acids Research

New Update Release of CD-ROM Sets

PDB Molecules of the Quarter: Trypsin, Simian Virus 40, and Catabolite Activator Protein

PDB Community Focus: Edward N. Baker

PDB Education Corner by Katherine Kantardjieff

Related Links: FTP Resources

RCSB PDB Job Listings

RCSB PDB Members & Statement of Support

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© 2004 RCSB PDB


PDB Focus: Deposition and Release Policies

Guidelines for the deposition of coordinate and experimental data have been set by the IUCr, IUPAC-IUBMB-IUPAB, the NIH, and the journals. These policies are detailed at deposit.pdb.org/#release.

Depending upon the hold status selected by the depositor, data release occurs when a depositor gives approval (REL), the hold date has expired (HOLD), or the journal article has been published (HPUB).

As of May 6, 2003 (www.rcsb.org/pdb/pdb_news2003.html#hpub), there is a one-year limit on the length of a hold period, including HPUBs. If the citation for a structure is not published within the one-year period, depositors will be given the option to either release or withdraw the deposition.

Detailed deposition and release information is available at deposit.pdb.org/#release.