IceBear: Research Data Management
for Structural Biology

Project roadmap

IceBear aims to cover the protein crystallization pipeline from initial trials through to structure deposition.

Currently, the pipeline is covered as far as shipping crystals to the synchrotron and retrieving dataset metadata. Linking crystals to deposited structures is also supported.

Crystal shipping

We have implemented automated shipping to Diamond Light Source, ESRF and MAX-IV. We aim to extend support to all ISPyB synchrotrons and beyond, and to support plate shipments for in-situ data collection.

We are also working with manufacturers to enable task list transfer from IceBear to home X-ray source plate scanners.

Future plans

IceBear will support the retrieval of datasets from synchrotrons. This work is in progress.

IceBear will facilitate deposition of structures to the PDB.

Hosted at CSC