The PDBREPORT database is generated 100% automatically using the

../whatcheck/ WHAT_CHECK software.

A linux version of WHAT_CHECK is freely available for academia and industry alike.


Commercial and non-commercial users are free to download WHAT_CHECK, and use it for all forms of research and education. However, there are some restrictions:

  1. You cannot redistribute without our explicit permission to do so.
  2. If you modify the program (or datafiles, etc), you have to make that new code available to us.
  3. You make the proper acknowledgements, and/or refer to the proper articles.
  4. You cannot sell WHAT_CHECK or WHAT_CHECK results.
  5. You cannot make WHAT_CHECK based servers or services.
So, WHAT_CHECK is for your research/education purposes only. Of course, industry can sell all products produced using WHAT_CHECK without restrictions, but nobody can start selling WHAT_CHECK reports, and nobody is allowed to make a WWW server that produces WHAT_CHECK results or modified WHAT_CHECK results.


If you use WHAT_CHECK, please refer to:
Errors in protein structures. R.W.W. Hooft, G. Vriend, C. Sander, E.E. Abola, Nature (1996) 381, 272-272.