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Special Exhibits on Resources for Intramural Research

Monday, September 22, 2014

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Building 10 (First-Floor Hallway)

Monday, September 22, 2014

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Building 10 (First-Floor Hallway)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Building 10 (First-Floor Hallway)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Building 10 (First-Floor Hallway)

3D Printing at the NIH

Learn about the NIH 3D Print Exchange and free 3D Printing services available through the NIH Library Technology Sandbox, where you can access a Makerbot Replicator 2, 3D printer. Visit the booth, where you can see 3D printing in action and join the discussion on the NIH 3D Modeling and Printing listserv, (3D-SIG-L), sign up for 3D printing orientation and learn about classes on 3d modeling.

CIT Training

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.

Clinical Image Processing Services

The Clinical Image Processing Service (CIPS) offers timely and accurate advanced image processing of diagnostic radiology images for clinical care, research, and training. CIPS' functions include clinical services and scientific researches. The exhibit will demonstrate samples of our work, including 3D visualization and models of anatomical structures, clinical measurements of lesions, organs and target of interest, and scientfic analysis using radiological data.

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.

National Cancer Institute at Frederick/Frederick National Laboratory

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. Recent efforts to improve the CDD resource include: identifying new structures for model building, increasing the speed of database searches, improving the CDD superfamily clustering, developing an improved search algorithm for repeats, automating portions of the curation process, and increasing annotation consistency. In addition CDD has recently been incorporated into Cytoscape/Chimera via cddApp to give users access to the CDD resource via alternative platforms. A similar collaboration with InterPro/Pfam groups is currently being explored.

NIAID OCICB Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch

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 National Institutes of Health (NIH). BCBB works with collaborators to: • Develop tools and provide expertise to speed projects to completion • Publish in peer-reviewed journals • Transform data into usable knowledge • Provide cluster computing for next-generation sequencing and other intensive research tasks • Create configurable solutions for collaborative research

NIH Blood Bank

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

NIH Environmental Management System

This year the NEMS Sustainable Lab Practices Working Group is integrating the activities of the Green Labs Fairs into the NIH Research Festival. This year we will be integrating our events into the Research Festival to highlight that greening laboratory research can be incorporated as a routine component of day-to-day activities.

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 and ask visitors, "Why are you Intramural?" in order to glean insights into the motivations behind working in the NIH IRP. This feedback will be used to further the continued development of the IRP website and social media channels as resources for Intramural colleagues and collaborators and as reflections of what makes the IRP's biomedical research enterprise so successful.

NIH Network Modernization

The NIH Network Modernization is a strategic effort to increase NIH’s network bandwidth on and off campus, recognized and funded as a multi-year capital investment. Increasing bandwidth improves speed, reliability and security of the NIH Network. In addition to these benefits, a dedicated research/science network will be configured (Science DMZ). Visit our booth and learn how this exciting initiative will benefit all of the NIH.

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).


Drive efficiencies with faster, easier, cost-competitive IT acquisitions through NIH-NITAAC’s CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business, and ECS III OMB-Authorized Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). Long used by the federal government to procure IT products, services and solutions, NITAAC GWACs offer federal agencies best value with rates for services that are 10-15% less than comparable purchasing vehicles, and product prices that are less than or equal to Federal Supply Schedules. NITAAC GWACs are agile and flexible to accommodate customized Agency needs through a diverse pool of industry leaders and innovators, vetted for their technical capabilities and expertise at the master contract level. Customers appreciate NITAAC’s value-added support, including 1-hour response to any contractual, technical or procedural question; and free comprehensive assessments of SOW/SOO/PWS for scope, clarity and other factors, reviewed and returned within 24 hours of submission. The program is housed within DHHS at The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).

Office of Portfolio Analysis/Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) provides multiple services and activities to strengthen portfolio analysis at NIH. Some of these services include: • Coordination of portfolio analysis activities at NIH • Consultations • Training • Developing a science of portfolio analysis

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.


Technology Transfer at the National Institutes of Health — A 360 degree perspective The Technology Transfer staff at the NIH work closely with NIH investigators and outside parties to facilitate commercialization efforts to benefit public health. The staff at the Institute Technology Transfer Offices and Centers 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. Additionally, the technology transfer offices provide a complete array of services to support technology development activities for the intramural scientists. The technology transfer offices review employee invention reports and makes recommendations concerning filing of domestic and foreign patent applications. Our exhibit will help NIH scientists understand the importance of technology transfer how they should be protecting the intellectual property developed within the NIH. The technology transfer community also provides training to scientists looking for career development and transition.

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 IC’s 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.

Unified Communications & Collaboration

The CIT Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) team provides services that enable NIH staff to communicate and collaborate in real-time with people both internal and external to NIH via instant messaging and presence, desktop collaboration, integrated audio and video calls, online meetings, and video conferencing. Our services include Cisco Jabber, Microsoft Lync, WebEx, Adobe Connect, VideoCast and UCCast, just to name several. We will be demonstrating and showcasing how you can leverage technology and UCC services to work from any location.

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