Three bioinformatics workstations in the main Reading Room on the first level of the Library. These high performance computers are dedicated to high-throughput data analysis. Loaded on workstations 1 and 3 is a link to the Bioinformatics Support Program portal, Cn3D, Cytoscape, and JMP. Other applications are unique to each computer; see the description for each workstation below, or use your mouse to hover over the info icon next to the workstation name.
Two semi-private, glass-enclosed spaces equipped with a computer, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, plasma screen, whiteboard, and seating for 1-3 people. The pods provide an opportunity for individuals or small groups to explore and use a variety of installed software programs (see descriptions below). Note: The list of software below is subject to change without notice.
- Pod #1: Autodesk Maya 2014, Blender, Camtasia Studio 8, Chimera, Makerware, NetFabb, OpenSCAD, SOLIDWORKS 2014, the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud
- Pod #2: Arc GIS Desktop 2014, GeoCommons, GeoDA, GRASS GIS, Mango Map, Mapbox, QGIS, Tableau
Data Sciences Workstation
The Data Sciences workstation at the NIH Library is available as part of the Library's Technology Hub. The Data Sciences Workstation provides a suite of tools for data analysis, processing, and visualization, useful for a variety of different types of data. The workstation also includes links to information on using data tools, conducting research using data mining, and finding data available for re-use. This guide provides an introduction to the software packages available and provides a quick guide to getting started, and consultations and tutorials are available for users who would like to learn how to use software, access data from the Clinical Center’s BTRIS system, or conduct other types of data-intensive research.
For additional assistance with the Data Sciences workstation, or for other questions related to data, please contact Lisa Federer, Research Data Informationist.
The NIH Library provides locked carrels for use by NIH staff. These carrels provide a place to focus away from the office and lab. These secure cubicles include: a desk, shelf and bulletin board, wireless capability, cell phone access, and a locking door.
Nine 7-day and three daily locked carrels are available for use by NIH staff on a first come, first serve basis. To request a locked carrel, stop by the Information Desk in the NIH Library, Building 10. Keys are charged out at the Information Desk and must be returned before closing at the end of the seventh day or sooner, if the customer no longer needs the carrel. If the key is not returned within one business day of the expiration date, an overdue notice will be sent to the user. If the key is still not returned within one week, the user’s library privileges may be revoked. There are no renewals of carrels.
If a carrel is not available, NIH staff may put their names on a waiting list. When a carrel becomes available, the names on the waiting list will be contacted in order of date the name was placed on the list. If the key is not picked up within two business days after contact, the carrel will be reassigned.
The Library also has a locked carrel available for physically-challenged NIH staff.
Public Access Computer
There is one public computer with limited access to the Internet. Users can search and browse the NIHL, NIH, and NLM websites. It does not have a printer.
Raised Platform Computers
There are 19 desktop computers with access to the NIH network. The computers require users to login with their HHS government credentials. The computers have acces to a printer.
The Writing Center is located on the lower level (B1 level) of the library. Carrels and relevant books are available for NIH staff. The books in the Writing Center are not available for check out; however, the Library provides duplicate copies of some of the books in the circulating collection.