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R Office Hours: Free Drop-in Consulting Service at the NIH Library

Are you using R, but have run into a problem that has you stu​mped? Help is available! The NIH Library is pleased to offer a new drop-in consulting service for R users. R Office Hours will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 12-2 p.m. in the NIH Library Media Room. Users will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis, and this service is free for all NIH and HHS staff.  Registration is not required, but we do request that you submit a brief description of your question by 5 p.m. on the day before the Office Hours so that we can better prepare to assist you. 

So that we can best help you, please bring your data (making sure to de-identify or remove any sensitive information), any code you've written so far, and any other information that would be helpful for understanding your question. Some computers will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your own laptop if possible. During these sessions, help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to address all questions. 

Please note that R Office Hours are intended to help R users with specific problems or questions, but these sessions are not intended to teach new users how to use R.  If you would like to learn R, please consider signing up for a free R training session at the NIH​ Library: http://nihlibrary.beta.libcal.com/calendar/nihltraining

R Office Hours are staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, we would be very glad to have you!  Please contact lisa.federer@nih.gov for more information.

Dates for upcoming R Office Hours:

  • October 11, 2016

  • November 8, 2016

  • December 13, 2016

All sessions will be held from 12 - 2 p.m. in the NIH Library Media Room.

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.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD).