The rDock program was developed from 1998 to 2006 by the software team at RiboTargets (subsequently Vernalis (R&D) Ltd).
In 2006, the software was licensed to the University of York for maintenance and distribution.
In 2012, Vernalis and the University of York agreed to release the program as Open Source software.

This version is licensed under GNU-LGPL version 3.0 with support from the University of Barcelona – http://sourceforge.net/projects/rdock/.


Ruiz-Carmona S, Alvarez-Garcia D, Foloppe N, Garmendia-Doval AB, Juhos S, et al. (2014) rDock: A Fast, Versatile and Open Source Program for Docking Ligands to Proteins and Nucleic Acids. PLoS Comput Biol 10(4): e1003571. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003571
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Former software reference:

Morley,S.D. and Afshar,M. (2004) Validation of an empirical RNA-ligand scoring function for fast flexible docking using Ribodock. J. Comput. Aided. Mol. Des., 18, 189–208.
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