$34.5 M

November 6, 2019 | Number of The Day
Federal grants awarded to continue operation of the Protein Data Bank at Rutgers

Three government agencies have awarded $34.5 million to the RCSB Protein Data Bank headquartered at Rutgers University in New Brunswick for continued operation of what the university calls the world’s only open-access, digital data resource for the 3D biomolecular structures of life.

The five-year funding represents an increase of approximately 5% over the allocation for the previous five-year period for the data bank, which has been housed at Rutgers since 1998. Plans call for the money to be spent to enhance services available to researchers, academic institutions, for-profit companies and the public.

The archive houses more than 150,000 3D structures for proteins, DNA and RNA that are freely available worldwide.