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Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Building 10 First-floor Hallway

Friday, November 8, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Building 10 First-floor Hallway

Thursday, November 7, 2013

12:00 p.m. –   2:00 p.m.

Building 10 First-floor Hallway

Applied Biomedical Supercomputing on the NIH Helix Systems, CIT

The NIH Helix Systems (CIT) provides high-performance scientific computational resources, training, consulting, and collaboration for the intramural NIH community. Resources available to Helix users include:

* Biowulf Linux cluster with 15,000 processors, very large memory systems (72-512 GB)
* High-performance file systems
* Dedicated staff to provide technical support

Applications supported on Helix Systems include:

* Licensed products such as Matlab, Mathematica, and Gaussian
* Web applications such as Galaxy, an interface to the Biowulf cluster
* Computational chemistry
* Molecular dynamics and structural biology
* Next-generation sequence analysis and assembly
* Linkage and phylogenetic analysis
* Mathematical and statistical analysis
* Image processing, proteomics, and more

Bioviz in the Intramural Research Program and beyond

This booth will highlight the broad range of biomedical visualizations, animations and interactivity training and projects in the Intramural Research Program and beyond, as well as resources that are available to the scientific community in the IRP. Talk to representatives from the Bioviz Interest Group ( and the Games for Science Interest Group ( Learn about a wide range of visualization and animation challenges; learn about new ways of publishing, and discover (yet another) community of geeks at the NIH, ready to push new boundaries.

CIT Training

CIT Training offers courses and seminars that enable users to make efficient and effective use of computers, networks, and information systems in their work at NIH. The training program is open to NIH employees and to all users of CIT computing facilities. CIT Training will provide an opportunity for NIH staff to register for seminars covering a variety of topics specifically catered for the NIH scientific community.

FAES Graduate School at NIH

The FAES Graduate School at NIH offers nearly 200 courses each year from 13 different academic departments at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. FAES courses are certified by the Maryland Higher Education Committee and accepted for credit at most universities. The FAES Graduate School operates with the approval of the Maryland Higher Education Committee. Courses are open to members of the NIH community, other federal employees and the general public. Special advance study certificate programs are now offered in both technology transfer and public health.

HHSignite (beta) NIH 3D Printing Exchange

The NIH 3D Printing Exchange is a new endeavor sponsored by the HHSignite (beta) program. This online resource is collaboration between team members from NIAID, NICHD, and NLM. It will be an authoritative, scalable database of 3D printing files for chemical & biologic structures. Our exhibit will showcase the latest developments in 3D printing technology and provide information on our project, which we expect to launch in early 2014.

Laboratory for Informatics Development

The NIH Biomedical Translational Research Information System (BTRIS) provides NIH researchers with self-service access to a repository of NIH clinical research data. BTRIS users can access identified data on their own active clinical protocols as well as de-identified data on all protocols from 1976 to present. This exhibit will offer hands-on demonstrations of BTRIS for those who have not yet experienced its benefits.

National Cancer Institute at Frederick & Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) operated by SAIC-Frederick, Inc. for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The lab provides quick response capabilities and meets special long-term research and development needs for NCI that cannot be met as effectively by existing in-house or contractor resources. The FFRDC also supports other institutes of NIH and wide range of research collaborations and partnerships with third parties, consistent with NCI's mission. The Frederick National Lab is headquartered on the NCI Campus at Frederick, which is located within the perimeter of Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., 50 miles north of Washington, D.C. View our organization page for information on other NCI operations in Frederick.

NCBI - CDD (Conserved Domain Database)

The Conserved Domain Database (CDD) at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is a collection of structure based multiple sequence alignments that represent ancient conserved domains. CDD provides annotation and tools for the rapid annotation of functional domains on protein and coding nucleotide sequences. In addition protein BLAST searches by default display the results of the CD-Search giving users a quick overview of the protein domains present. CDD includes high quality curated NCBI protein domain models as well as imported models from Pfam, SMART, TIGRFAM, and COG, combining data from several disjoint resources. DELTA-BLAST, the latest in an arsenal of BLAST tools relies heavily on PSSMs generated from CDD and offers the most sensitive protein search to date, outperforming BLASTP, PSI-BLAST, and CS-BLAST. Currently, over 92% of proteins with known 3D structure and over 76% of proteins with defined source organism are annotated by CDD in NCBIs Entrez database, and about 13,000 functional sites have been recorded on close to 5000 domain models, almost half of which are supported by direct evidence observed in 3D structures of protein complexes.

NCI Technology Transfer Center

The NCI Technology Transfer Center (TTC) staff work closely with NIH investigators and outside parties to facilitate commercialization efforts to benefit public health. TTC staff negotiate transactional agreements with outside parties, including universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure compliance with Federal statutes, regulations and the policies of the National Institutes of Health. The TTC provides a complete array of services to support technology development activities for the National Cancer Institute and the 10 other NIH Institutes and Centers served by TTC. TTC also reviews employee invention reports and makes recommendations to the NIH's Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) concerning filing of domestic and foreign patent applications. Our exhibit will help NIH employees understand why technology transfer is important and how they should be protecting the intellectual property developed within Federal Laboratories.

NEMS Sustainable Laboratory Practices Working Group

The NEMS Sustainable Laboratory Practices Working Group and NIH Green Teams would like to have a special exhibit at the NIH Research Festival that showcases NIH efforts to green the laboratory and office environments at NIH. Many of the diseases that we research at NIH have been shown to have an environmental component. As a result, NIH has a unique responsibility to carefully consider the environmental impacts of our day-to-day activities. NIH is a leader in environmental stewardship, but we can do even better. Each of us must take simple actions to minimize our environmental impacts. The NIH Environmental Management System (NEMS) is a management tool that helps us identify our most pressing environmental issues, set goals to address those issues, and improve our environmental performance. As a part of NEMS, the NIH Goes Greener campaign was launched to challenge all NIH employees and contractors to conduct their activities in a more environmentally sound manner. The NIH Green Teams, set up by each institute, are working toward greening each institute in general, with special emphasis on office greening. The NEMS Sustainable Laboratory Practices Working Group has developed procedures and tools on how to green laboratory activities. The group has been focusing its efforts to promote the use of less-toxic chemicals, reduce the use of laboratory supplies that can potentially lead to an increase in the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and endocrine system disrupting chemicals into our water, and promote energy use reduction activities in the laboratory. We also have a website tool where researchers can share their success stories.

NIH Blood Bank

Information for Blood, Platelet, and Research donations at NIH will be available. Appointments can be scheduled along with eligibility questions and answers.

NIH Intramural Research Program

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science. With 1,200 Principal Investigators and more than 4,000 Postdoctoral Fellows conducting basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on Earth. The Exhibit will showcase some of the newly created sections of the NIH IRP website, including IRP Accomplishments, Principal Investigator profiles, and new Research in Action stories. We will also highlight the growing IRP social media presence and ways for people to engage with what's happening in the IRP.

NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is a division of the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), Office of the Director (OD). Our mission is to enhance the training experience of students and fellows on all of the NIH campuses. We work closely with the training offices of the NIH institutes and centers to help trainees in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) develop scientific and professional skills that will enable them to become leaders in the biomedical research community. The Intramural Research Program is the sum of all the research projects carried out by NIH investigators and trainees in NIH facilities. We provide services to multiple groups: current trainees in the programs in the NIH IRP; potential applicants to training programs at the NIH; investigators and staff at the NIH; trainees and investigators outside the NIH (in the extramural community).

NIH Transfer Agreement Dashboard

The NIH Transfer Agreement Dashboard (TAD) System A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract that governs the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations. The NIH Office of Intramural Research, in conjunction with the NIH Center for Information Technology (CIT) and the NIH technology transfer community, launched an enterprise-wide, Web-based MTA management system the Transfer Agreement Dashboard (TAD) that accomplishes the following: Improves the processing of MTAs through automation Reduces the paperwork burden of Intramural and Extramural researchers Allows the ICs Technology Development Coordinators to ensure that MTAs are being executed in accordance with internal NIH policy guidelines Provides NIH leadership with key metrics concerning the use of NIH research materials by both Intramural and Extramural laboratories TAD is available to all NIH ICs free of charge, and all NIH researchers and technology transfer staff are encouraged to take advantage of this Intramural Research Program resource to facilitate the MTA process. Visit this exhibit booth to see the TAD system ( in action, and feel free to contact the TAD Support Team at with any questions.


NITAAC is a federal Executive Agent authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer three Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for information technology procurement. CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business and ECS III can be used by any federal civilian or DoD agency to acquire information technology products, services and solutions. The office is housed within HHS at the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).

Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB)

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB) supports the NIAID research mission by leveraging the latest computational technologies to accelerate discovery and remain at the forefront of today's rapid scientific pace. The BCBB partners with clients in the research process by applying bioinformatics and computational biology methods to generate new hypotheses and data, analyze existing data, and ultimately elevate the use of these methods and resources throughout the NIH. The branch is organized into three sections based on expertise: Office of the Chief, Computational Biology Section, and Bioinformatics Development Section. Staff consist of an integrated team of computational biology specialists, bioinformatics software developers, and operations support staff.

Office of Research Services

Office of Research Services, OD The Office of Research Services (ORS) provides a comprehensive portfolio of services to support the biomedical research mission of the NIH. Some examples of the diverse services ORS provides include: laboratory safety, security and emergency response, veterinary resources, the NIH Library, events management, travel and transportation, visual arts and multimedia, relevant services for foreign scientists, and many more programs and employee services to enrich and enhance the NIH worksite.

The NIH Civil Program and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Outreach table marketing the CIVIL program to the NIH community.

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