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NCBI Announces Advanced Training Course

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is pleased to invite participation in a new advanced training course designed specifically for information specialists who provide support to users of NCBI's molecular biology services. This announcement is being sent to library directors so that you can identify appropriate candidates from your staffs.

This is a five-day course and is scheduled for August 5-9, 2002, at the National Library of Medicine. An application for C.E. credit by MLA is currently in process.

It is restricted to those who have knowledge of molecular biology or genetics and basic experience with NCBI resources such as Entrez, LocusLink, BLAST, Cn3D, and Map Viewer.

A revised and expanded version of the introductory course, "Molecular Biology Information Resources," will also be offered later in the year, for those who do not have the prerequisites noted above. We will notify you of the course dates once the introductory course is scheduled.

General information about the advanced course is available at:


A course application form is also accessible from that page.

Applications are due by June 30, 2002.

Space is limited to 8 people, and we will inform you about acceptance into the course by July 5, 2002.

This course was developed as a collaborative project with colleagues who are already actively involved in supporting molecular biology resources for users in their libraries. The course will be taught by as many of the collaborators as possible. Members of the course development team are listed at //