Beginning April 15th 2020, the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB) will end its practice of releasing map entry metadata (so-called XML header files) prior to release of the primary map and associated files.
For new EMDB map depositions, this metadata will not be available publicly in the EMDB FTP public archive until the map is released. For on-hold entries that already have metadata released there will be no change to the available data until the map is released. EMDB strongly encourages depositors to release their map entries as soon as possible.
Abolishing the pre-release of EMDB header files is part of the process to harmonize the policies and procedures of EMDB and wwPDB. For more information about EMDB policies please refer to https://www.ebi.ac.uk/pdbe/emdb/policies.html.
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