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Guidelines for reporting protein modelling studies
  • Mauno Vihinen
Mauno Vihinen
Lund University
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Abstract

Computational modelling tools are widely used, however, articles describing modelling studies frequently do not contain sufficient details to allow the reader to comprehend the modelling procedure, quality of the produced model and validity of interpretations and predictions made based on the model. Here, guidelines were developed for items that have to be included when reporting studies and results based on protein modelling. A brief and concise checklist of required data items was compiled. These guidelines are simple to follow and apply, but require meticulous description of details, many of which can be placed to supplementary material. Authors have to pay attention to details when reporting modelling process. The generated structural models should be made publicly available, preferably by submitting to one of the existing repositories.