13th Community Wide Experiment on the
Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction

Registration Instructions

You can register if you either intend to submit predictions or just want to receive updates on the progress of the experiment. There are five separate registration forms. The first three forms should be used by group leaders to register a group for CASP13 experiment (regular or server). Only one group leader is allowed per group. The fourth form should be used by group members other than leaders to establish person's association with the group. The fifth form should be used by observers not intending to submit predictions.

As in recent CASPs, CASP13 will evaluate two classes of predictions. First, the 'regular deadline' predictions, in which groups may use any combination of human knowledge and machine methods, and where there is usually at least three weeks in which to prepare models. Second, 'server' predictions, in which target sequences are sent to server machines that must submit models within 72 hours, without any human intervention. Target queries will be submitted to your servers by the CASP distribution server and will also be collected by this server. Server curators should prepare their servers according to the server-specific submission rules . Those intending to submit automatic predictions must register as a 'server'. Those intending to provide both 'regular'- and 'server'- type predictions must register separately for each but under different group names (e.g., MyGroup and MyGroup-serv).

Register a regular prediction group
This form should be used by a group leader to register a 'regular' (3-week deadline) predictor group for participation in CASP13. It should NOT be used to register servers. Group members other than group leaders should register through a different Register as a member of a group form. Once registered, they will be able to see the list of their groups and group members alongside with the assigned by a group leader submission privileges through "My CASP13 profile" link. The leader of the group may assign some group members to submit predictions for the group through "Review member status" option under "My CASP13 profile" link.

Register an HTTP server group
This form should be used to register a fully automated computer server accepting HTTP queries for participation in CASP13. Server team members other than group leaders should register through a different Register as a member of a group form. Once registered, they will be able to see the list of their groups and group members through "My CASP13 profile" link.

Register an email server group
This form should be used to register a fully automated computer server accepting queries via email for participation in CASP13. Server team members other than group leaders should register through a different Register as a member of a group form. Once registered, they will be able to see the list of their groups and group members through "My CASP13 profile" link.

Register as a member of a group
This form should be used to register group members other than group leaders for both regular and server groups. Once registered, you will be able to see list of your groups and other group members through "My CASP13 profile" link. If you wish to have submission privileges, please ask your group leader to assign them for you.

Register as an observer
This form should be used by those, who are interested in CASP13, but do not intend to submit predictions.

Note, that this registration is NOT the registration for the December conference. Details of the conference registration will be posted at our web site later.

Multiple group registration in CASP:

    CASP discourages multiple group registrations from the same set of people. Generally, predictors may only register as members of one regular prediction group and /or one server group. However, we recognize that there are circumstances where multiple registrations are appropriate (one group with two methods addressing different problems, such as comparative modeling and contact prediction, for example). If you want to register two groups, you are requested to write to casp@predictioncenter.org first, explaining the reason. If your request looks appropriate, we will tell you to go ahead. Multiple registrations that have not been pre-approved will be canceled. Be advised that this issue will be examined later by the assessors and organizers, and we reserve the right to disqualify additional groups if there is no valid difference between them.

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