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The NIH Library’s Technology Hub offers NIH staff access to specialized hardware and software, and the spaces to use them, to help spark innovation and broaden your technology skills. Take classes on 3D printing and modeling, virtual reality, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and much more! The NIH Library provides access to many tools and resources in the Technology Hub, including a digital production studiocollaboration and data science workspaces, and 3D printersReservations are required for use. The list below includes Technology classes in our course catalog. Click the title of the class to view any upcoming sessions.

3-D Printing: A Roundtable Discussion

3D Printing is the construction of three-dimensional objects from a CAD (Computer Aided Design) model or digital 3D model using materials like ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). 3D printing has many potential applications in the biomedical field, such as printing laboratory equipment, anatomical and molecular structures, and prototypes. Join this roundtable discussion to learn about different ways 3D printing technology is being used at NIH.

3D Printing and Modeling Fundamentals

3D printing is revolutionizing biomedical research by enabling scientists to engage in creative problem solving, build customized solutions, and develop faster prototypes of their ideas. Join us to learn about the NIH Library's free 3D Printing service and how you can utilize it by printing free online models or designing your own. Participants will understand how 3D printers work and how this technology is being applied at NIH, locate resources for 3D printing software and models, and manipulate shapes to create a basic design using TinkerCAD, a free online tool.

AI Large Language Models at NIH: A Roundtable Discussion

Large language models (LLMs) are artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that employ deep learning and extensive data sets to create new content. LLMs offer many possible applications in the biomedical field, such as the development of chatbots for use by clinicians, patients, and researchers. Join this roundtable discussion to learn about current use cases of LLMs at NIH. The program will begin with brief presentations by our panelists, followed by an open discussion:

Alicia Lillich, NIH Library 
Introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs)

AI Literacy: Navigating the World of Artificial Intelligence

This one-hour session will introduce attendees to the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as we explore the fundamentals, applications, and ethical considerations of this transformative technology. Key topics will include machine learning, deep learning, data handling, and real-world AI applications across various industries. We'll delve into the ethical implications of AI and offer insights on how to become AI literate.

Best Practices and Patterns for Prompt Generation in ChatGPT

This one hour and half hour online training will equip participants with essential knowledge and skills for effective interactions with Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT. Explore the intricacies of prompt engineering and its pivotal role in optimizing the conversational capabilities of LLMs. Emphasizing best practices and practical applications, this training features live demonstrations and group discussion, and provides valuable skills for the effective use of LLMs. 

Crafting Your Generative AI Usage Strategy: Lunch and Learn

This 45-minute online Lunch and Learn training will help attendees develop their own customized strategy for responsibly incorporating generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as ChatGPT, into their workflows. 

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to: 

  • Assess appropriate use cases for generative AI tools within their specific research/work context 

Data Science and AI: Predicting Toxicity in Small Molecules using MATLAB

In this webinar, the participants will learn about application of machine learning methods, specifically geared towards predicting the toxicity of target molecules. They will gain insights into various machine learning techniques, fostering a comprehensive understanding of their application in this critical domain. Furthermore, attendees will acquire the skills to apply machine learning to their data, utilize applications to train artificial intelligence (AI) models for toxicity prediction, and effortlessly share the results with collaborators.

Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro, which is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, is video editing software for film, TV, and the web. This intermediate class will demonstrate advanced post-production techniques using this software. Participants will learn how to bring their video projects to the next level with graphics, popular effects, and audio editing. Previous experience with Adobe Premiere Pro is recommended.  

Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is a software tool used for creating visual effects, motion graphic designs, and animations. The class provides an overview of the interface and demonstrates software fundamentals, including working with composite layers and keyframes. This introductory class is for participants who have minimal or no experience with video editing applications. Participants are not required to have access to Adobe After Effects to attend this class

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

This one-hour online training will cover the essentials of Adobe Illustrator, a vector art tool available for use in the NIH Library. This introductory training is designed for participants new to Illustrator or those seeking a refresher. The instructor will demonstrate software fundamentals, including working with colors, graphs, and layers. 

 By the end of this training attendees will be able to: 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

This introductory class is geared for participants new to Adobe Photoshop or for those who need a refresher. This session will build a foundation for using Photoshop and understanding its most popular tools. Participants will become familiar with the Photoshop interface and commonly used features of this powerful design program. The instructor will demonstrate advanced fundamentals including working with layers and changing backgrounds.

Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premier Pro, which is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, is the leading video editing software for film, TV, and the web. In this introductory class, participants will learn how to use this powerful tool to edit videos during post-production of video projects. The class will provide an overview of basic concepts for working with videos, during which participants will gain skills on how to import and edit video and audio files.

Introduction to Camtasia

Camtasia is an all-in-one screen recording and editing software suite used to create video tutorials and presentations. In this introductory class, participants will learn how to use this tool to record their screen, add narration, video effects, transitions, and more. The class also provides an overview of basic controls and features available in Camtasia, during which participants will gain skills to produce a video from beginning to end.

Microscopy Image Analysis and Quantification Using MATLAB

In this webinar, participants will gain proficiency in using low-code techniques for microscopy image analysis and learn how to deploy algorithms on whole slide images, focusing on H&E-stained images from the CAMELYON16 dataset. In addition, participants will learn how to easily share their results with others.

This is an introductory-level class taught by MathWorks. No installation of MATLAB is necessary. 

Patent Search and Analysis in CAS SciFinder-n

This session teaches students to use SciFinder-n in their approach to infringement and patentability searches. Explore the science hidden in patents, search patent Markush structures, and check the chemical landscape. By the end of this training, students can expect to learn: about the patent content in SciFinder-n, how to use an AI-driven prior art analysis, how to explore a chemical landscape, how to find substance locations with PatentPak, and how to search Markush structures.

PubMed@NIH

In this short tutorial you will learn the advantages of using PubMed@NIH. This version of PubMed, that is available only to NIH staff, provides access to view, save and upload pdfs to EndNote or other citation management programs. When the full text of an article is not immediately available you can seamlessly order them through the library when using PubMed@NIH.

Tables, Charts, and Figures for Publication

This one hour online training will cover the essentials of creating tables, charts, and figures for scientific publication. Participants will learn when to use these visual tools effectively and how to design them according to best practices and journal requirements. Additionally, an overview of design tools and resources will be provided. 

By the end of this training, attendees will be able to: 

Video Recording and Presenting From Anywhere

Video is increasingly being used to share scientific information, whether as part of an online conference, educational course, or promotional tool. This class will share tips and tricks for preparing media, capturing high quality images and sound, and ensuring an overall professional appearance. Specific guidance for remote presentations, video abstracts, and audiovisual software and equipment will also be provided.

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