MESSAGE FROM THE RCSB PDB
he RCSB PDB is dedicated to providing resources that utilize the data
contained in the PDB archive.
To this end, we invite our users to participate in the beta test of
the re-engineered RCSB PDB site and database. The site was developed
using feedback derived from the PDB help desk, conference attendance,
focus groups and other personal interactions between the users of the
PDB and RCSB staff.
The new system has been designed using an Enterprise Java framework
and is based on a three-tier model -- an underlying database, a
presentation layer, and a middle tier connecting them. The underlying
database consists of curated mmCIF files resulting from the data
uniformity project, which will allow improved query access to the
The beta test site will be available at pdbbeta.rcsb.org/pdb alongside
the current production site. Both sites will be updated regularly.
The RCSB is very excited about this resource, and encourage the PDB
community to test the new site. We look forward to your feedback.