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This paper presents a variety of techniques and technologies aimed at the transformation
of crystallographic data into information and knowledge.
Structural and functional studies require the development of sophisticated ‘Big Data’
technologies and software to increase the knowledge derived and ensure reproducibility
of the data. This paper presents summaries of the Structural Biology Knowledge Base,
the VIPERdb Virus Structure Database, evaluation of homology modeling by the Protein
Model Portal, the ProSMART tool for conformation-independent structure comparison, the LabDB ‘super’ laboratory information management system and the Cambridge Structural Database.
These techniques and technologies represent important tools for the transformation
of crystallographic data into knowledge and information, in an effort to address the
problem of non-reproducibility of experimental results.
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