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NCBI Discovery Workshops at UC Berkeley 9/17 and 9/18

The NCBI Discovery Workshops, four 2.5-hour hands-on training sessions emphasizing NCBI resources such as BLAST and Nucleotide, will be presented by Peter Cooper of the NCBI staff at UC Berkeley on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Wednesday, September 17:
Session 1: Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Through the Integrated Entrez System.
9 am - 11:30 am
Session 2: NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbes to Human.
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday, September 18:
Session 3: Advanced NCBI BLAST.
9 am - 11:30 am
Session 4: Gene Expression Resources at NCBI.
1 pm - 3:30 pm

Participants may register for all or for selected sessions on the NCBI Discovery Workshop signup form.

The sessions will be held in a location on the UC Berkeley campus to be announced; please plan to bring your own laptop.

Event: NCBI Discovery Workshop presented by NCBI staff
Location: Bioscience Library Training Room #2101, University of California, Berkeley
Date: Weds. Sept. 17 & Thurs. Sept. 18, 2014

Sep 10, 2014 | Categories: News, Workshops | esmith

Bioscience & Natural Resources Library Tours

Drop in for a tour and orientation to the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library.

Wednesday, September 3: 1:15-2 p.m.
Friday, September 5: 1:15-2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9: 11:15-12 p.m.

Meet at the Circulation Desk,
2101 Valley Life Science Building,
All tours are 45 minutes long, and offered on a drop-in basis.
Event Contact: 510-642-2531

Sep 03, 2014 | Categories: News | skoskinen

Labor Day Weekend Hours: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

Bioscience & Natural Resources Library Hours:
Saturday, August 30: 1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 31: 1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, September 1: CLOSED.

Semester Hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2.
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday:  1:00pm - 10:00 pm

Aug 27, 2014 | Categories: News | skoskinen

Data Management Planning Tool version 2 released


A new version of the free Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool2) has been released by the California Digital Library (CDL) and its partners. DMPTool2 guides researchers through the process of creating data management plans to fulfill the requirements of funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The new version of the tool allows researchers to more easily:

  • collaborate and share with colleagues
  • get help and suggestions relating to the particular requirements of each funder
  • see additional data management resources that are specific to their institution.

For questions about the DMPTool2 or about other data management tools and services available to UC Berkeley researchers, please see our page on Scientific Data Services or contact

Jun 05, 2014 | Categories: News, Resource update | esmith

Environment & Energy Daily News

UC Berkeley has access to GreenWire, EnergyWire, ClimateWire and Environment & Energy Daily News.

Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.

E&E's five daily online publications are considered "must-reads" for those who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. (Click here for a description of each news service.)

May 08, 2014 | Categories: News | skoskinen

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