Protein Data Bank Benefits Global Health, Science, Economy
The globally unique PDB – the first open-access, digital data resource in biology – is managed by the Worldwide Protein Data Bank partnership between data centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. U.S. operations are led by Rutgers and the University of California, San Diego-San Diego Supercomputer Center. Funding comes from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Energy. The data bank has a long history with Rutgers. Helen M. Berman, Board of Governors distinguished professor emerita of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers–New Brunswick, co-founded the data bank in 1971 and brought it to Rutgers in 1998. She continues to provide support in her role as director emerita.