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NIH Library Bioinformatics Class: Creating and Running Software Containers with Singularity


The NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program is presenting a Creating and Running Software with Singularity class on July 26, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in the NIH Library Training Room, Building 10. For more information about the class and to register, use the links below.

Creating and Running Software with Singularity
Containers give you the freedom to install custom software in a portable virtual environment. This environment can be copied and shared, fostering collaboration and reproducibility in bioinformatics analyses.

In this workshop, you will use Singularity to create and run containers and complete the following tasks:

  • Install Singularity on your Linux system
  • Create containers with your choice of Linux distribution and software
  • Use Singularity to run containerized applications, with a focus on the NIH Biowulf cluster

Please note: access to a Linux environment with the ability to execute commands as the root user is necessary for this workshop. A Linux laptop or virtual machine (VM) should fulfill this requirement. Access to temporary cloud VMs will be provided for attendees who do not have a suitable system of their own.

Further information about the class and registration is available through the link above. Even if the class is full, please sign up for the waitlist and plan on attending the class. When the class begins, empty seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by waitlisted students who arrive early and sign in. An effort is made to accommodate everyone.

Sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations can be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301-496-1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Go to the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program page to learn more about the program and for more information on how to access the NIH Library Bioinformatics Program licensed resources.

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