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The wwPDB Foundation was established in 2010 to raise funds in support of the outreach activities of the wwPDB. The Foundation has raised funds to help support PDB40, a symposium celebrating the 40th anniversary of the archive; workshops; and educational publications.

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Since 1971, the Protein Data Bank archive (PDB) has served as the single repository of information about the 3D structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.

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