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Celebrating 50 Years of the Protein Data Bank Archive


In 1971, the structural biology community established the single worldwide archive for macromolecular structure data–the Protein Data Bank (PDB). From its inception, the PDB has embraced a culture of open access, leading to its widespread use by the research community. PDB data are used by hundreds of data resources and millions of users exploring fundamental biology, energy, and biomedicine.

This video looks at the history and the milestones that shaped the PDB into the leading resource for research and education it is today. To learn more, visit rcsb.org/pdb50