wwPDB launched the Deposition Toolfor structures determined using X-ray crystallography on January 27, 2014 as part of the new Deposition and Annotation System. More than 3000 structures have been deposited and annotated using this system, with more than 1200 structures already released in the archive. Improvements to this system are regularly incorporated based on user feedback.
As a result of this successful release, RCSB PDB and PDBj will only accept depositions of structures determined from X-ray crystallographic experiments from the wwPDB Deposition Tool beginning January 27, 2015. At this time, the legacy ADIT deposition system will no longer accept new submissions of crystal structures. In-progress ADIT depositions of X-ray crystallographic structures will be able to access their deposition sessions until July 19, 2015.
ADIT will continue to accept depositions from other experimental methods. Deposition tools for NMR and 3DEM are being developed by the wwPDB.
Features of the new system include use of the PDBx/mmCIF data format, which produces more uniform data; the ability to replace data files pre- and post-deposition; enhanced communication; improved annotation; and geometric and experimental data checking based on recommendations from expert task forces. Detailed information and video tutorials are available.
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