[phenixbb] ASAPpdb - pledge to release data with preprints

James Fraser jaimefraser at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 14:50:42 PST 2020

Fellow structural biologists -

The revolution in publishing made possible by preprints calls for a
re-evaluation of data disclosure practices in structural biology. While
journal review processes take weeks, months, or even years, preprints allow
researchers to rapidly communicate their findings to the community.
However, withholding access to PDB files that accompany preprints inhibits
the progress towards scientific discovery which preprints can enable.

There is nothing more disappointing than reading a great preprint and not
being able to open the coordinates and inspect the density!

Sign the pledge to publicly release PDB files (and associated structure
factor, restraint, and map files) with deposition of preprints here:


All the best,

PS> Apologies for the cross post to multiple bb's

James Fraser - http://www.fraserlab.com - @fraser_lab
jaimefraser at gmail.com // jfraser at fraserlab.com
(please do NOT use james.fraser at ucsf.edu)
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