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Protein Data Bank Management (PDB Mgmt)

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The goal of this solicitation is to ensure the continuing, highest possible quality of management for the central, U.S. component of the Protein Data Bank (PDB).  The Protein Data Bank has achieved global recognition as the sole, authoritative repository for macromolecular structure information.  To secure the continued success of this international resource, the U.S. supporting agencies are committed to ensuring that the management of the U.S. component is of the highest quality, providing a reliable, capable, and effective partner for its counterparts overseas. This competition for PDB management is designed to fulfill that commitment.   

Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must describe a plan for PDB management that is forward-looking and provides an effective framework for anticipating and responding to rapidly changing technologies and to the constantly changing needs, expectations, and composition of the user community. Proposers should: present a compelling rationale and vision for the management organization including its vision for the future of PDB; describe a strategy for collaborating with other national and international partners, resource providers, and community groups; address the full data life cycle management needs and requirements; describe mechanisms to ensure that PDB will be a community resource for research, education, and training; and describe a plan for leadership, administration, and community input and oversight that ensures that  the management organization will be responsive to the community and successful in achieving its vision for the Protein Data Bank.

Program contacts

Investigators are encouraged to contact the program with questions about appropriateness for this solicitation before submitting a proposal.
Peter H. McCartney
biopdb@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470

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