3DEM Validation Pipeline
This schematic view shows the major focus areas for 3DEM validation pipeline development. EMDataBank is developing validation reports for deposited 3DEM structures. Initially, the reports will provide information on Model Stereochemistry, similar to that provided for X-ray structures in wwPDB Validation Reports.
The Electron Microscopy Validation Task Force (EM VTF) met on September 28-29, 2010 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ. Twenty highly regarded EM scientists from around the world assembled to consider possible validation standards for 3D maps and models produced by electron microscopy reconstruction methods. The workshop was co-chaired by Richard Henderson (MRC, Cambridge) for map validation and Andrej Sali (UCSF) for model validation. The EM VTF's initial recommendations are published here: Henderson et al (2012), Structure 20, 205-214.