We launched the NCBI Virtual Outreach Event series in the fall of 2021 to expand our online outreach to a worldwide audience of people who use NCBI resources for biological/biomedical research, science education, and clinical applications. Our virtual outreach events include interactive workshops, webinars, and codeathons. In the past year, we have hosted 34 virtual events and served over 1,600 participants (Figure 1).
Tag: NCBI Education
On September 6, 2017, we will present a webinar on Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) at NCBI.
Whether you’re new to APIs or are already using them, this webinar has something for you. We’ll introduce you to APIs and what they can be used for, then focus on the diverse group of APIs available to access NCBI databases and tools.
Date and time: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
On September 18, 2017, NCBI staff will offer a workshop on EDirect, NCBI’s suite of programs for easy command line access to literature and biomolecular records. To join the workshop, please register.
NOTE: This is an in-person workshop at the National Library of Medicine on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, USA. The course is limited to 22 participants.
Join NCBI on June 28, 2017, when we’ll show you how to use your My NCBI account to get dynamic PubMed results. In this webinar, you will learn how to automatically highlight keywords, create custom filters that can be active every time you run a search, and permanently display up to 200 items per results page.
Date and time: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page.
The NCBI Minute is a series of short webinars that give a brief introduction to a specific topic or NCBI tool.
For over two years, NCBI has presented webinars on a wide range of topics to a growing audience. More recently, we began offering shorter webinars in a series called The NCBI Minute.
These presentations introduce a new NCBI tool or resource or provide quick tips for using a popular resource in 5-10 minutes.
Each NCBI Minute is recorded and posted on our YouTube channel in the NCBI Minute playlist. Two of our most popular NCBI Minute presentations (Figure 1) are the introduction to the new SmartBLAST service, first described on NCBI Insights in July, and Connecting with PubMed Commons, our public commenting service for PubMed articles described in several NCBI Insights posts.
Missed a presentation? No problem!
If you missed any of The NCBI Minute, there are two ways you can catch up:
NCBI, in collaboration with NLM and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine NLM Training Center (NTC) at the University of Utah, recently presented the second offering of A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI. Health Sciences Librarians from 17 universities and two federal agencies attended the five-day intensive course on the NIH campus. This second offering of the training continues to prepare health science librarians for supporting NCBI molecular databases and tools, and training patrons in the use of NCBI resources at their own institutions.
As before, all the course materials are available online. Feel free to learn from them, adapt them for your own teaching, and share them with others. You can use the links below to access the updated 2014 course materials. These include the slide sets with demonstrations and practice problems.