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PDB move from BNL to Rutgers (fwd)
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Since the news about the recompetition of the NSF/NIH/DOE award to operate
the PDB having been won by Rutgers University has just been forwarded to
the ccp4 bb, I am enclosing below the answer I have received from Dr.
Clutter concerning this.
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Aug 25 09:35:10 1998
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 98 19:35:36 EST
To: "Fred. Vellieux" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: PDB move from BNL to Rutgers
Dear Dr. Vellieux:
As you may know, the PDB has been supported by NSF since the early
1970's through a series of awards each recommended on the basis of
merit review of unsolicited proposals. As the scale and cost of the
database grew significantly NSF support was augmented by funds from
DOE and NIH. In 1994 the first solicitation for proposals to operate
the database was issued. This led to an agreement to fund operation of
PDB through October,1999. Included in the agreement was the provision
for a new competition in 1998 to operate the database for another 5
years. Thus, a new solicitation was issued early in 1998. The ensuing
competition resulted in proposals that were reviewed by panels of
experts followed by site visits this month. A decision has been made
by the funding agencies based on strong recommendations from the
outside experts. Since negotiations are just underway, no public
announcement can be made regarding the award. Let me say only that the
decision was based on plans for the future and not on current or past
Thank you for your interest.
Mary E. Clutter
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Subject: PDB move from BNL to Rutgers
Author: "Fred. Vellieux" <firstname.lastname@example.org> at NOTE
Date: 8/24/98 7:01 AM
Dear Dr. Clutter,
I have just learned that the PDB is going to move from BNL to Rutgers during
the fall 1999. As a PDB user (and having visited the BNL Long Island site,
including the PDB, twice in the recent years already) and depositor, I am
quite surprised by this decision to change the location of the PDB.
Hence, may I ask what motivated this decision, and if it is final (i.e.
whether or not the decision can be reverted).
I look forward to hear from you on this matter.
F.M.D. Vellieux (B.Sc., Ph.D.)
Institut de Biologie Structurale J.-P. Ebel CEA CNRS
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