Equipment, Software, & Tools

  • Acrobat Pro CC

    Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format.

  • After Effects CC

    Film and animation software tha also allows 3D editing.

  • Anaconda and Python

    Python is an open-source, object-oriented programming language, particularly well-suited for scientific computing because of its extensive ecosystem of scientific libraries and environments. For more information, see the Python FAQ page and the Python Numeric and Scientific Wiki.

  • Arc GIS Desktop

    Collect and manage data, create professional maps, perform traditional and advanced spatial analysis, and solve real problems. 

  • ArrayStar QSeq

    ArrayStar is software from DNASTAR for analyzing gene expression data. It also provides visualization tools and gene ontology integration. The library's license includes QSeq with ArrayStar for RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq and miRNA analysis. 

  • Audition CC

    Audition is a toolset that includes multitrack, waveform, and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing, and restoring audio content. This  audio workstation is designed to accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing.

  • Autodesk Maya

    3D computer graphics software that is also used for designing games, film, and animation. Check out the following resources for Autodesk:

  • Blender

    Blender is a professional, free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.

  • BRB-ArrayTools

    BRB-ArrayTools is an integrated package for the visualization and statistical analysis of Microarray gene expression, copy number, methylation and RNA-Seq data.

  • Camtasia 2018

    Camtasia is a software suite, created and published by TechSmith, for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Chimera

    Chimera is a highly extensible program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data, including density maps, supramolecular assemblies, sequence alignments, docking results, trajectories, and conformational ensembles. High-quality images and animations can be generated.

  • CLC Genomics Workbench

    CLC Genomics Workbench is software for analyzing and visualizing next generation sequencing data. Its functionality includes de novo assembly of Sanger, 454, Illumina Genome Analyzer and SOLiD data and also de novo assembly from a combination of these platforms. Additionally, it provides contig reports, read mapping, SNP, and DIP detection.

  • Cn3D

    Cn3D ("see in 3D") is a helper application for your web browser that allows you to view 3-dimensional structures from NCBI's Entrez Structure database. Cn3D is provided for Windows and Macintosh, and can be compiled on Unix.

  • Cytoscape

    Cytoscape is a free, open source visualization tool for modeling complex networks and integrating network points with attribute data.  The program was designed for use in molecular and systems biology, genomics, and proteomics, but is also useful for creating visualizations of other types of network data.  To learn more about Cytoscape, visit the Cytoscape homepage

  • Data Visualization Touchscreen

    65" interactive digital display used to visualize and demonstration data.

  • Digital Audio Recorder

  • Dreamweaver CC

    Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development tool to design, code, and publish websites and web applications.

  • Fireworks CC

    Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor, 

  • GeneSpring

    The uses of GeneSpring include visualization and analysis of expression data and genomic structural variation data. Statistical analysis and gene annotation updates are also provided. Examples of expression data are one and two color microarray data, quantitative real time PCR, and serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) data. An example of genomic structural variation data is copy number data.

  • Genomatix Genome Analyzer

    NIH staff will not be able to access Genomatix Genome Analyze (GGA) from the NIH Library from September 11 – October 11 due to a server upgrade.

    Please contact Doug Joubert ( if you have any questions