NCBI Modular Workshops

Half-day workshops on NCBI tools held on the NIH campus or at selected universities or government sites throughout the US.

Program Overview

NCBI now offers a series of modular workshops on related set of NCBI resources. Each module consists of a 3-hour largely hands-on session emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.

We currently offer five modules.

  1. Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Using the Integrated Entrez System and BLAST
  2. A Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST
  3. Accessing Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products
  4. Accessing NCBI Human Variation and Medical Genetics Resources
  5. Exploring Gene Expression Information at the NCBI

Each session is entirely hands-on and is presented in one computer classroom where the instructor will present a specific example using the live NCBI web site followed by a period of individual practice on related problems. Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Each session will also provide opportunities for participants to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services.

How to Attend

Workshops at NIH

Workshops on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland are normally held in the Lister Hill Auditorium in Building 38A. All participants must provide their own internet-ready laptop.

2015 NIH Workshops:

April 14 9AM - 12PM Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Register
1PM - 4PM Practical Guide to NCBI BLAST Register
June 9 9AM - 12PM Accessing Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products Register
1PM - 4PM Accessing NCBI Human Variation and Medical Genetics Resources Register

Regional Workshops

NCBI offers a limited number of regional workshops at universities and government research sites. These courses are managed by the local hosts.

2015 Regional Workshops:

Location Date(s) Contact
University of Michigan May 5 & 6 Merle Rosenzweig
City of Hope, Duarte, CA June 30 & July 1 Yate-Ching Yuan

Please write to courses@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov with any questions.

Last updated: 2015-03-24T10:19:22-04:00