CASP ROLL: the Community Wide Experiment on the
Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction on rolling basis

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 CASP ROLL 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 regular CASPs, CASP ROLL will differentiate between 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 CASP ROLL. 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 CASP ROLL 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 CASP ROLL 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 CASP ROLL. 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 CASP ROLL 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 CASP ROLL. 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 CASP ROLL 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 CASP ROLL 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 CASP ROLL, but do not intend to submit predictions.

Multiple group registration:

    We discourage multiple group registrations from the same set of people. However, we recognize that there are circumstances where multiple registrations are appropriate (one group with several methods addressing different problems, such as structure and contact prediction, for example). If you want to register several groups, you are requested to write to casp@predictioncenter.org first, explaining the reason. If your request looks appropriate, we will accept all your groups for participation in CASP ROLL. Multiple registrations that have not been pre-approved will be canceled.

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