BioMagResBank (BMRB) collects, annotates, archives, and disseminates (worldwide in the public domain) the important spectral and quantitative data derived from NMR spectroscopic investigations of biological macromolecules and metabolites. The goal is to empower scientists in their analysis of the structure, dynamics, and chemistry of biological systems and to support further development of the field of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy.
BMRB is the publicly-accessible depository for NMR results from peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids recognized by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance and by the IUPAC-IUBMB-IUPAB Inter-Union Task Group on the Standardization of Data Bases of Protein and Nucleic Acid Structures Determined by NMR Spectroscopy. In addition, BMRB provides reference information and maintains a collection of NMR pulse sequences and computer software for biomolecular NMR. Access to data in BMRB is free directly from its web site and ftp site (ftp.bmrb.wisc.edu) and will remain so as public funding permits.
The concept of a biomolecular NMR data bank was developed under a five-year research grant awarded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH). BMRB at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been supported since 1 September 1996 by the NLM. The current award for five years expires on 14 September 2014.