The NIH Library’s Technology Hub, located on the first floor of the Library, Building 10, is a space where NIH staff can explore ways to incorporate emerging technologies into their research. The Technology Hub supports innovation by providing access to hardware and software and the spaces to use them, as well as with on-demand training and one-on-one consultations. We also encourage innovation and discovery by developing strategic partnerships with NIH staff.
What We Do
We offer specialized hardware, software, and services to help spark innovation in your research and broaden your technology skills. Schedule a tutorial or consultation with a librarian to learn more about the technologies, resources, and services that are available in the Technology Hub. Look for upcoming classes on the Library website training calendar.
Areas of Engagement
Reserve a workspace to collaborate on a project, hold a small meeting, or explore a variety of licensed and open source software for 3D printing and modeling, bioinformatics, data visualization, online mapping and spatial data, video production and editing, and web and graphic design.
- Collaborate on a project, hold a small meeting, or use a variety of licensed and open-source software for 3D printing and modeling, bioinformatics, data visualization, online mapping and spatial data, video production and editing, and web and graphic design.
3D Printing and Modeling
- Try out the NIH Library’s uPrint 3D printer for free, attend a 3D modeling class, or request a consultation on 3D printing.
- A key success to the technology hub is successful partnerships with groups that have expertise with the technology.
- We have established partnerships with the 3D Print Exchange, CIT, NIAID, NICHD, and the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine.
- The combined efforts result in information sharing and exposure to technology and applications in use at NIH and throughout the federal government.
GIS and Mapping
- Tech Hub staff have collaborated with and provided provided training to HHS and NIH staff on projects examining: Oral Health Professional Shortage Areas AND veterans at risk for suicide.
- Provided Tableau training to NIH clinical staff
- Developed a series of classes on using Tableau for analyzing policy data
- We collaborated with the Virtual and Augmented Reality Scientific Interest Group (VARIG) during the Week of Making and the NIH Research Festival
Digital Production Studio (DPS)
- Create audio and video projects using the Library’s Digital Production Studio (DPS).
- The DPS equipped with a digital audio recorder, a video camera, headphones, microphones, sound-proofing, a green screen, and a lighting kit.
- Editing software, including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, Camtasia, and Adobe Captivate.
Explore how Virtual Reality (VR) technology might help you with your research, collaboration, and education needs, using the Library’s HTC Vive VR system.
The Vive has room-scale VR which allows the user to walk around and interact with a virtual space through a VR headset and two motion tracked handheld controllers.