The Continuous Automated Model EvaluatiOn (CAMEO) is a weekly, fully automated blind benchmarking experiment of three-dimensional protein prediction servers.

The website displays the results of the experiment for "public" servers. Registered users participating in the experiment can in addition access to the results of "development" servers.

Liability disclaimer

  • The CAMEO service is provided “as is”. In no event shall CAMEO or its developers be liable for any consequential, special, incidental, or indirect damages of any kind arising out of the use of CAMEO or its results.
  • CAMEO is not responsible for any problems on your server. This includes overloading the system or any other technical problems.
  • CAMEO will publicly display the results of your service in the context of other results and will apply computational tools on the results provided by your server, including, but not limited to, structure and model comparison tools and model quality assessment.
  • CAMEO reserves the right to exclude services with continued technical problems, low availability, or format problems.


  • When publishing any results obtained from the CAMEO server, you agree to cite the appropriate references (see the bottom of this page).
  • Evaluation of “development” servers is provided exclusively for development purposes. You acknowledge that such results can only be published after marking the complete dataset as “public” on CAMEO.
  • You confirm that all predictions provided by your server to CAMEO can be redistributed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (see below)


The data provided by CAMEO is licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, i.e. you can copy and redistribute the models in any medium or format, transform and build upon the models for any purpose, even commercially, under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. When you publish, patent or distribute results that were fully or partially based on models obtained from CAMEO, please cite the corresponding papers (see below).
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
  • No additional restrictions — you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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Privacy Notice

CAMEO is committed to providing quality information and services to the scientific community. In order to do this, we need to store some information about the usage of our websites. The information we collect is used exclusively for internal review, to improve the quality of our services and hardware infrastructure, and to also justify continued support of CAMEO. CAMEO is hosted in Switzerland by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and University of Basel and as such is also covered by the SIB privacy policy. We strive to protect the privacy of our users and will never sell, share or exchange information about our users with any third parties.

What personal data do we collect?

When you visit the CAMEO website, we collect the following personal data:

  • IP addresses
  • Date and time of a visit to the service website
  • Operating system
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Browser
  • Email (only upon registration, validation request, or when support is requested by the user directly)

Who will have access to your personal data?

The personal data will be disclosed to: authorised staff of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Will your personal data be transferred to third countries and/or international organisations?

Personal data is transferred to the following service provider based in a third country that this website relies on to provide the service: Google Analytics [terms of use]. There are no personal data transfers to international organisations.


When publishing any results obtained from the CAMEO server or its data, you agree to cite the appropriate references:

  1. Robin X., Haas J., Gumienny R., Smolinski A., Tauriello G., Schwede T. Continuous Automated Model EvaluatiOn (CAMEO)—Perspectives on the future of fully automated evaluation of structure prediction methods. Proteins. (2021), Online ahead of print. [DOI: 10.1002/prot.26213]
  2. Haas J., Gumienny R., Barbato A., Ackermann F., Tauriello G., Bertoni M., Studer G., Smolinski A., Schwede T. Introducing "best single template" models as reference baseline for the Continuous Automated Model Evaluation (CAMEO). Proteins. (2019), 87, 1378-1387. [DOI: 10.1002/prot.25815]
  3. Haas J., Barbato A., Behringer D., Studer G., Roth S., Bertoni M., Mostaguir K., Gumienny R., Schwede T. Continuous Automated Model EvaluatiOn (CAMEO) complementing the critical assessment of structure prediction in CASP12. Proteins. (2018), 86, 387-398. [DOI: 10.1002/prot.25431]
  4. Haas J., Roth S., Arnold K., Kiefer F., Schmidt T., Bordoli L. and Schwede T.(2013). The Protein Model Portal - a comprehensive resource for protein structure and model information. Database [PMID: 23624946].