Frequenlty asked questions

What is the place of MX-RDR in crystallography data flow?

Typical X-Ray Crystallography data flow consists of getting diffraction patterns from protein crystals, then building electron density maps, which determine atomic models. Those atomic models are stored inside the Protein Data Bank. Our project comes way earlier, on the first step of this data flow – getting diffraction patterns, which explains a simple diagram below.

How can I store data inside MX-RDR? Do I need deep IT knowledge?

Absolutely not! MX-RDR was made to help You, not to make Your life harder. First of all, if Your metadata is stored in:

  • XDS file
  • .cif file
  • cbf file

then You can skip filling it on the site. Just provide a proper file and metadata will be filled automatically, as in example here:

I want to quickly create multiple datasets and populate them with data. What should I do?

We know that manual clicking on every button can be time-consuming. That is why there is easier way – API. Using API You can quickly create, publish and delete datasets. Uploading files to datasets is easy too! To learn more just visit our API tab right here: