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NIH Taps OpenHelix for 'Omics Resource Tutorials

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health will use tutorials developed by OpenHelix to help train its staff on how to use genomics and bioinformatics databases and resources, the Bellevue, Wash.-based company said today.

The NIH staff will use the OpenHelix tutorials covering a range of resources, including protein databases, bioinformatics analysis tools, model organism databases, SNP databases, comparative genomics, pathway and interaction resources, among others.

The tutorials are each roughly 60 minutes long, and they are accompanied by other materials such as slide shows and exercises.

"It is difficult, and certainly cost prohibitive, for research institutions themselves to create and provide training on the many critical genomic sources available," OpenHelix CEO Scott Lathe said in a statement.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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