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Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, August 24 to December 11, 2020

Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, August 24 to December 11, 2020. NLM Tech Bull. 2020 Jul-Aug;(435):b3.

2020 July 24 [posted]

Learn about the data science of biology: Bioinformatics!

The Network of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to open registration for the sixth cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use gene and protein information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 16-week, self-paced, online course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 30 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and bi-monthly learning opportunities. This sixth cohort of the course will run August 24 – December 11, 2020.

There are four major due dates to successfully complete this course:

Pre-Work: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Part I: Monday October 5, 2020

Part II: Monday, November 9, 2020

Part III: Friday, December 11, 2020

Pre-work

Week 1 (August 24): Genetics Basics
Week 2 (August 31): Genetics Basics

Part 1

Week 3 (September 7): Introduction
Week 4 (September 14): Molecular Biology Techniques
Week 5 (September 21): NCBI Nucleotide
Week 6 (September 28): BLAST Sequence Similarity

Part 2

Week 7 (October 5): NCBI Gene
Week 8 (October 12): Basics of Proteins
Week 9 (October 19): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases
Week 10 (October 26): Clinical Applications
Week 11 (November 2): Catch Up Week

Part 3

Week 12 (November 9): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics
Week 13 (November 16): What's Next in Genomic Research
Week 14 (November 23): Synthesis
Week 15 (November 30): Synthesis and Evaluation
Week 16 (December 7): Additional catch up days (if needed)

Students should expect to spend up to two hours per week on course content.

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-and-biology-essentials-librarians-databases-tools-and-clinical-applications-4

Note: Registration closes on August 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 70 participants. There is no wait list. Registration preference is given to librarians or information specialists who are U.S. citizens or residents of the United States.

For more information, contact Molly Knapp, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office.

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