The next NCBI Minute highlights some of the highly used classic textbooks available (for free!) on the NCBI Bookshelf, points out some new ones that have been recently added, introduces why several publishers and authors find this a valuable resource to boost their readership, and how to join in by adding new and updating existing textbooks on the NCBI Bookshelf.
Date and time: Wed, March 7, 2018 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST
Since 1999, NCBI has worked with publishers and authors to provide an additional way for readers to access their products. Housed at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, users of the NCBI Bookshelf can freely access Books, Reports, and Documents. Classic textbooks are some of the most popular and heavily used entries, with hundreds of thousands of people using their favorite book every month!
In the next NCBI Minute on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, NCBI staff will demonstrate the new QuickBLASTP service that can search large databases at least 10X faster than traditional protein-protein BLAST (blastp). You will learn about the strategy QuickBLASTP uses to speed up the search. You will also see how to use the new QuickBLASTP service on the NCBI web BLAST site and how to access and run the standalone kblastp demonstration release.
Date & time: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST
In the next NCBI Minute on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, NCBI staff will show you the most important ways to get notified of updates and changes at NCBI and the most efficient ways to find help with using NCBI resources effectively.
Date & time: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST
On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST, NCBI will present a webinar on advanced applications of the NCBI APIs we previously introduced in our general API webinar in September. This webinar is intended for bioinformaticians, computational biologists and others who are already comfortable with writing scripts to access, download and analyze data.
On October 11, 2017, NCBI will present a webinar on RefSeq Functional Elements. This NCBI Minute will introduce you to this project and its scope, describe how functional elements are curated and displayed, demonstrate how to access the data, and provide information on the current progress of the project.
Date and time: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
The new RefSeq Functional Elements project is an expansion of the NCBI RefSeq project to include non-genic functional genomic regions in human and mouse that have been experimentally validated and described in the scientific literature.
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
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.
NCBI regularly organizes hackathons throughout the United States, where participants work in teams to apply their data science experience with public datasets. In this NCBI Minute, you will hear highlights from recent hackathons, see examples of the software created in these events, and learn how you can participate in future hackathons.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
Do you have trouble searching the NCBI webpage for relevant datasets? Wish you could filter the search results more precisely? You can with SRA Run Selector.
In this NCBI Minute, you’ll learn how to filter the SRA database using the metadata details captured for each submitted dataset. This is easily done in a spreadsheet format that displays all recorded metadata for each SRA Run. The user-friendly interface allows you to selectively filter datasets down to the most relevant data for your research question and then export it in a spreadsheet.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
The recording of the June 28th webinar on My NCBI is now on YouTube. In this NCBI Minute, we show you 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.
The NCBI Minute is a series of short webinars that give a brief introduction to a specific topic or NCBI tool. Learn about future presentations on the Webinars and Courses page.