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RCSB PDB Teams with OpenHelix to Announce Free Tutorial and Training Materials
Date:4/13/2010

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) bioinformatics resource partners with OpenHelix to provide online tutorial suite, Quick Reference Cards, and other training and outreach programs.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 13, 2010 -- The Research Collaboratory for Structural Biology (RCSB) Protein Data Bank (PDB), has partnered with OpenHelixTM to provide comprehensive training and outreach programs for its free, web-based resource (www.pdb.org).

The RCSB PDB provides a variety of tools and resources to use to study biological macromolecules. The PDB is the single worldwide repository of experimentally-determined 3D biological structures of proteins, nucleic acids and complex assemblies. As a member of the wwPDB, the RCSB PDB curates and annotates PDB data, and presents basic and advanced search, display and visualization methods to access these data.

“RCSB PDB is a premier resource with a long history of providing researchers with excellent data and tools,” said OpenHelix founder and President Dr. Mary Mangan. “We are proud to be able to contribute to the effort to increase users’ access and understanding of these tools.”

The new training tools (at http://www.openhelix.com/pdb) include an online narrated tutorial that demonstrates: basic and advanced searches, how to generate reports, the different options for exploring individual structures, and many of the research and educational resources and tools available at the RCSB PDB. The approximately 60-minute tutorial, which runs in just about any browser, can be viewed from beginning to end or navigated using chapters and forward and backward sliders.

In addition to the tutorial, RCSB PDB users can access useful training materials including the animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial, suggested script for the slides, slide handouts, and exercises. This can save a tremendous amount time and effort for teachers and professors to create classroom content.

OpenHelix also has created free Quick Reference Cards for the RCSB PDB. The Quick Reference Card highlights features found on the home page, as well as search strategies, features, and functionalities. The cards can be ordered at www.openhelix.com. Thirty cards can be ordered at a time and shipping is free within the United States.

“We are pleased to team with OpenHelix to offer these new training materials alongside their other great bioinformatics resource tutorials,” said Helen M. Berman, Director of the RCSB PDB. “The suite of materials can introduce new users to the RCSB PDB and serve as a quick reference for our experts.”

Users can view the tutorials and download the free materials at www.openhelix.com.

About the RCSB PDB
The RCSB Protein Data Bank (www.pdb.org), administered by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB), supports scientific research and education worldwide by providing an essential resource of information about biomolecular structures. These molecules of life are found in all organisms, from bacteria and plants to animals and humans.

The RCSB PDB member institutions jointly manage the project: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego.

About OpenHelix
OpenHelix, LLC, (www.openhelix.com) provides a bioinformatics and genomics search and training portal, giving researchers one place to find and learn how to use resources and databases on the web. The OpenHelix Search portal searches hundreds of resources, tutorial suites and other material to direct researchers to the most relevant resources and OpenHelix training materials for their needs. Researchers and institutions can save time, budget and staff resources by leveraging a subscription to nearly 100 online tutorial suites available through the portal. More efficient use of the most relevant resources means quicker and more effective research.

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