Gerard 'CD' Kleywegt: "To hold coordinates, or not to hold coordinates, that's the poll"

Dawei Lin lin at
Thu Feb 5 11:25:16 EST 1998

Dear Macromolecular Structure funs,
 Please see the note from Guy Riddihough. You can also find some
discussion are going on the PDB listserver(

In light of the various ongoing discussions of the one year hold for
structure coordinates, we are hosting a vote on the matter on the
Nature Structural Biology web site, based on a petition to the IUCr
proposed by Alex Wlodawer. I know that the journals Science and
Nature, the IUCr, the PDB and the NIH are interested in the results we
will obtain so potentially, the data may be of some importance in
guiding discussions of future policy.

For the vote to best represent the feelings in and beyond the
structure community it is vital that as many people vote as possible.
Thus I am e-mailing you to ask if you, and your colleagues, would be
interested in contributing your opinions on the matter. The URL for
the site of the vote is:

I would not object if you wished to forward this message on to other
colleagues, either structural biologists or scientists with an
interest in the availability of structural data, whom you think may
also want to express their opinion on the matter.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other matter, please
don't hesitate to contact me at this address or tel: 212 726 9313,
fax: 212 679 0735.


Guy Riddihough
Editor, Nature Structural Biology-- 

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