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Model Challenge Timeline

2015
DEVELOPMENT PHASE
February-June Model Committee meets monthly to discuss possible scope of challenge
June 20/21 Face-to-face meeting to define challenge targets, goals, and parameters
July-September Finalization of challenge formulation. Requests to map contributors to provide any missing data (e.g., half-maps, unfiltered, unsharpened, unmasked maps)
2015/2016
CHALLENGE PHASE
October 14 Pre-Challenge Announcement, Challenger and Assessor Registration Opens
January-June 17 Challenge Site Open for Model Entry Submissions
June 17 21:00 UTC
Model entry submission window closes
2016/2017 ASSESSMENT PHASE

June-November

Challenge Data review by the Model Committee
December-May
Challenge Data review opened to volunteer assessors (blind analysis--entry authorship suppressed)
May 29 Face-to-Face Meeting to discuss preliminary outcomes of assessments
mid July Assessors provide written reports on their results
mid July Reports on Models sent to Challengers; Full workflow info provided to all challengers and assessors
Aug 15 Feedback from Challengers on their reports
Sept 1 Deadline for Assessors to update their reports
Oct 5-8 Challenges Meeting (Maps and Models)
Post-workshop Challenge Writeups (multiple articles) for a Journal Special Issue

EMDataBank Validation Challenges are supported by NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Please send your challenge questions, comments and feedback to challenges@emdatabank.org

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