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The initial meeting of the  Electron Microscopy Validation Task Force (EM VTF) was held on September 28-29, 2010.   Twenty highly regarded EM scientists from around the world assembled at Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ to consider possible validation standards for 3D maps and models produced by electron microscopy reconstruction methods. The 2-day workshop was  co-chaired by Richard Henderson (MRC, Cambridge) for map validation and Andrej Sali (UCSF) for model validation.  Initial recommendations are now published.  The full citation is:

Richard Henderson, Andrej Sali, Matthew L. Baker, Bridget Carragher, Batsal Devkota, Kenneth H. Downing, Edward H. Egelman, Zukang Feng, Joachim Frank, Nikolaus Grigorieff, Wen Jiang, Steven J. Ludtke, Ohad Medalia, Pawel A. Penczek, Peter B. Rosenthal, Michael G. Rossmann, Michael F. Schmid, Gunnar F. Schröder, Alasdair C. Steven, David L. Stokes, John D. Westbrook, Willy Wriggers, Huanwang Yang, Jasmine Young, Helen M. Berman, Wah Chiu, Gerard J. Kleywegt, Catherine L. Lawson, Outcome of the First Electron Microscopy Validation Task Force Meeting, Structure, Volume 20, Issue 2, 8 February 2012, Pages 205-214, ISSN 0969-2126, 10.1016/j.str.2011.12.014.

The final accepted manuscript is also available here.