Federated repositories of X-ray diffraction images

Androulakis, S., Schmidberger, J., Bate, M. A., DeGori, R., Beitz, A., Keong, C., Cameron, B., McGowan, S., Porter, C. J., Harrison, A., Hunter, J., Martin, J. L., Kobe, B., Dobson, R. C. J., Parker, M. W., Whisstock, J. C., Gray, J., Treloar, A., Groenewegen, D., Dickson, N. and Buckle, A. M. (2008) Federated repositories of X-ray diffraction images. Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography, 64 7: 810-814. doi:10.1107/S0907444908015540

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Author Androulakis, S.
Schmidberger, J.
Bate, M. A.
DeGori, R.
Beitz, A.
Keong, C.
Cameron, B.
McGowan, S.
Porter, C. J.
Harrison, A.
Hunter, J.
Martin, J. L.
Kobe, B.
Dobson, R. C. J.
Parker, M. W.
Whisstock, J. C.
Gray, J.
Treloar, A.
Groenewegen, D.
Dickson, N.
Buckle, A. M.
Title Federated repositories of X-ray diffraction images
Journal name Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0907-4449
Publication date 2008-07-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1107/S0907444908015540
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 64
Issue 7
Start page 810
End page 814
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 270199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract There is a pressing need for the archiving and curation of raw X-ray diffraction data. This information is critical for validation, methods development and improvement of archived structures. However, the relatively large size of these data sets has presented challenges for storage in a single worldwide repository such as the Protein Data Bank archive. This problem can be avoided by using a federated approach, where each institution utilizes its institutional repository for storage, with a discovery service overlaid. Institutional repositories are relatively stable and adequately funded, ensuring persistence. Here, a simple repository solution is described, utilizing Fedora open-source database software and data-annotation and deposition tools that can be deployed at any site cheaply and easily. Data sets and associated metadata from federated repositories are given a unique and persistent handle, providing a simple mechanism for search and retrieval via web interfaces. In addition to ensuring that valuable data is not lost, the provision of raw data has several uses for the crystallographic community. Most importantly, structure determination can only be truly repeated or verified when the raw data are available. Moreover, the availability of raw data is extremely useful for the development of improved methods of image analysis and data processing.
Keyword diffraction images
federated repositories
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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