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Vol. LX, No. 5
March 07, 2008

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Computer Training Spring 2008 Term Now in Session

The CIT Computer Training Program has begun its spring semester. In order to meet the needs of a diverse scientific community, it offers sessions dealing with Image Processing I & II, Microarray Data, AFNI, MIPAV, “Effective Utilization of the Biowulf Cluster for Bioinformatics,” “Bioinformatics Resources for Functional Categorization and Splice Variation Analysis,” “Mathematica 6,” SPSS topics and many more.

In addition to scientific topics, extramural staff will find a series of grants courses, including a new topic—“Grants Management Spreadsheet.” This seminar will cover the Grants Management Standardized Categorical Excel Spreadsheet and its use. The always popular, “Understanding the Grants Process,” QVR (Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced) and QVR Training Profile sessions explain the workings of the system here at NIH. Sessions in ECB Data Administration (Basic and Advanced) and “ECB Early Concurrence Workshop” round out the sessions for grants.

NIH has a diverse user community, so CIT offerings cover many areas. Come see what all the hype is about in Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista. Two new offerings are “Office 2007–What’s New” and “Getting to Know Windows Vista.” In addition, topics to be given this term include “Basic PC Skills for NIH,” “Demystifying the Mac,” and “Microsoft Visio Professional 2003 Introduction.” There are also sessions of returning favorites including Excel and “BlackBerry Tips and Tricks.”

You can obtain full course information, register for spring 2008 classes, join the CIT Training mailing list and check out your transcript or current application status at CIT also welcomes the expertise of those willing to teach courses in emerging fields of interest.

Most CIT training courses are free to NIH staff. While employees get first priority for classes, contractors are welcome to attend when space is available, the class is related to their work and they have approval from their NIH supervisor.

If you have questions about the CIT Training Program, call (301) 594-6248 ext. 2 or send email to

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