Originated in 1978 at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, NY by Joachim Frank who shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering cryo-em research done at the Wadsworth Center in Albany.
Contributors (in chronological order): J. Frank, B. Shimkin, H. Dowse, L. Miranda, C. Mannella, J. P. Bretaudiere, M. V. Heel, A. Verschoor, M. Radermacher, A. Leith, J. M. Carazo, P. Penczek, L. Odesanya, Y. H. Li, M. Ladjadj, Y. Chen, K. R. Lata, J. Zhu, W. P. Liu, B. Rath, C. Yang, B. Baxter, R. Hegerl, A. Frangakis, L. Joyeux, Z. Huang, R. J. Renka, T. Shaikh, J. Sengupta, J. LeBarron, N. Boisset, H. Gao, G. Kishchenko, J. M. Kennedy.
Maintained since 2007 by: ArDean Leith & Tanvir Shaikh. During these 11 years they added numerous operations, procedures, parallelizations, and over 500 pages of documentation. There have been no significant contributors other than Leith, Shaikh, Kischenko, and Kennedy since 2007.