OpenHelix Receives NIH Grant for Tool-Specific Bioinformatics Training

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OpenHelix, the leader in delivering to bioinformatics users the knowledge they need, when they need it, announced the award of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund research on the best methods to deliver bioinformatics training.

OpenHelix, the leader in delivering to bioinformatics users the knowledge they need, when they need it, announced the award of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund research on the best methods to deliver to researchers the training they need to successfully use bioinformatics tools.

“It’s difficult to find the knowledge you need to use bioinformatics tools,” said Warren Lathe, PhD, OpenHelix Chief Scientific Officer. “This grant will help bridge the ever widening gap between the bioinformatics resources and the people that need to use them.”

The grant will fund research on delivering training on three of the major genome browsers now used in genomic research (Ensembl, NCBI Map Viewer, and UCSC Genome Browser). The study will compare the effectiveness of on-site training, web seminars and on-line, self-run tutorials. For a limited time, the web seminars and tutorials will be available at no cost to participants. For more information on how to take advantage of these trainings, those interested can visit trainings.openhelix.com.

About OpenHelix, LLC.

OpenHelix, LLC, is the market leader in delivering just-in-time training on bioinformatics tools for the life science and medical research market. OpenHelix provides online self-run tutorials, web seminars, and on-site training for institutions and companies on a wide range of bioinformatics databases and tools.

In addition, OpenHelix is contracted by bioinformatics tool providers, such as the UCSC Bioinformatics Group, to provide comprehensive, long-term training and outreach programs.

OpenHelix has its headquarters in Seattle, and offices in San Francisco and Boston. Further information can be found on http://www.openhelix.com or by calling 1-888-861-5051.

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