Just an FYI: RCSB PDB has announced the release of our free PDB tutorial

Hey, just wanted to let you know that our updated tutorial on the RCSB PDB is now free, as announced by the RCSB PDB on Tuesday:

“Comprehensive training materials to introduce users to the features and functionality of the RCSB PDB are now freely available at openhelix.com.

The new training tools include an online narrated tutorial that demonstrates basic and advanced searches, how to generate reports, the different options for exploring individual structures, and many of the resources and tools available at the RCSB PDB for research and education. The full tutorial runs for about an hour, and can be navigated by specific chapters.

The animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial can be downloaded, along with slide handouts, and exercises. These materials are freely available for teachers and professors to create classroom content…”

I’m sure that I am biased, but I think this tutorial is great & will help anyone use the RCSB PDB more efficiently. Check it out & be sure to let us know what you think of it, when you get a chance!