Last update July 21, 2015                                                                

Map Challenge Submission Overview

This document provides an overview of the 2015 map challenge web submission form, so that participants can become familiar with the requirements beforehand.

Notice something that is not quite right, or have a suggestion for improvement?  Please let us know at challenges@emdatabank.org.

Files Needed for Upload

Questionnaire

Entry Info

Frames

CTF

Prepare

Prerefine

Refine

Postrefine

Validation

Submission

Files Needed for Upload

Have these files at-hand before you begin a submission:

Questionnaire

The map committee has designed the challenge submission questionnaire with the goals of enabling comparison of how different groups solve structures by EM, providing an educational tool for less-experienced microscopists and establishing reasonable expectations for computational resource requirements.

The submission form consists of nine pages in the following order:

Please fill out the requested information as completely as possible. You can navigate back and forth through the pages using the "previous page" and "next page" buttons.  (warning: using browser navigation may reset your submission). On the final page there is a "submit" button to complete your entry.

Screenshots of each page are provided below.


Entry Info


Frames

The source image data for the reconstruction and any initial movie frame processing are described here.  Frame-related questions are only asked for raw frames and aligned frames. This page is skipped for the in silico target.



CTF


Prepare


Prerefine

Additional information is requested for yes answers.



Refine

Additional information is requested for yes answers.  If “Other” is selected for map refinement software, an additional box appears to collect the software name.


Postrefine

A description of the particle parameter file(s) uploaded is now also requested, including the euler angle convention used (7/21).


Validation

FSC curves from the submitted maps (and optional mask) will be calculated during the assessment phase from the provided data using the FSC validation server at PDBe.


Submission

Two text boxes are provided to request information about (1) computational resources and (2) any additional information not captured by the questions above.