• Oracle License Support Renewals    (2019-05-10)

    All customers that renewed through ISDP will continue to have access to full Oracle license support, despite receiving the expired notification on the MOS site. There will be no disruption of service. Oracle is currently working to resolve the notification issue.
  • GeneXplain Webinar    (2019-05-10)

    Webinar: June 25th (Tuesday) 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Registration Link here

    High-Throughput Data Analysis with TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™ (HumanPSD™ + TRANSPATH®)
    Presented by: Olga Kel-Margoulis, PhD and Volker Matys, Dr. rer. nat., geneXplain GmbH
    Come learn how to use TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™ to:
    • Analyze genomic intervals for TF-binding sites.
    • Analyze co-regulated genes for enriched TF-binding sites.
    • Map genes to pathways and other enriched attributes.
    • Identify networks enriched with members of your gene set.
    TRANSFAC® includes eukaryotic transcription factors (and miRNAs), their experimentally determined genomic binding sites and derived DNA-binding motifs (PWMs). TRANSFAC® allows to search for transcription factor targets based on experimentally determined TF-binding sites, as well as to predict putative transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) in regulatory regions.
    The PROTEOME™ database includes HumanPSD™, with focus on gene ontology data, expression patterns and, particularly, association of human (and mouse) genes with diseases and their potential use as biomarkers and drug targets, as well as TRANSPATH®, on mammalian signal transduction and metabolic pathways, for functional and network analysis.
    Integrated under one web interface, TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™, allow seamless analysis with the included gene regulation and functional analysis tools.
  • May 2019 Gartner Webinars    (2019-05-08)

    Gartner complimentary webinars equip leaders like you with indispensable insights, advice and tools to help you achieve your most pressing objectives and build a successful organization. Click here to see the May 2019 Gartner Webinar schedule.
  • Adobe Digital Government Symposium    (2019-04-30)

    On Thursday, May, 9, 2019 Adobe will host its 10th annual Digital Government Symposium in Washington D.C. The free event is intended for program managers, communications leaders, business process owners, and technology executives seeking to not only achieve the mission, but also harness digital tools to improve customer experiences.
    Click the link for more information and to register for the event.
  • Oracle Java Contract Award    (2019-04-25)

    The contract award is now available for customers who participated in the Oracle Java Part I and Oracle Java Part II Data Call for Java SE User Name Based Subscriptions and or Java SE Processor Subscriptions. To access your subscriptions, please go to https://support.oracle.com and reference your Customer Support ID # - 22270517.
    The support is registered under account name "Department of Health and Human Services".
  • Sudaan Temporary License Keys    (2019-04-23)

    These temporary Sudaan license keys will expire on June 21, 2019:
    SUDAAN Release 11.0.3 , Annual License, Individual PC (32 bit), SAS-Callable or Standalone SAS-Callable License
    Product Key for this license (needed for installation and renewal of license) C4QWJ-AA7N-4ZC2-6B7J-3JR6P
    SUJDAAN License Number: A0004531

    SUDAAN Release 11.0.3 , Annual License, Individual PC x64, SAS-Callable SAS-Callable License
    Product Key for this license (needed for installation and renewal of license) 3YM7Z-3QY0-GP9C-0Z3T-7E7HC
    SUDAAN License Number: A0004530
  • April 2019 Gartner Webinars    (2019-04-15)

    Gartner complimentary webinars equip leaders like you with indispensable insights, advice and tools to help you achieve your most pressing objectives and build a successful organization.

    Tuesday, April 16 - Managing the Risk of Artificial Intelligence Investments

    Presented by: Paul Proctor
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • How to prioritize AI investments.
    • How to assess the risk of AI projects.
    • How to assess the business value of AI projects.

    IT Spending Forecast, 1Q19 Update: AI - Use it, Build it or Sell it

    Presented by: John Lovelock, Bryan Britz, Rajesh Kandaswamy
    EDT: 11:00 a.m. | PDT: 8:00 a.m. | BST: 16:00
    • Where to use AI to enhance a product or service.
    • When to build AI as a product or service.
    • How to sell AI as an enhancement, a product or a service.

    Wednesday, April 17 - The Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

    Presented by: David Cearley
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • Which strategic technology trends have the potential to be disruptive.
    • What strategic technology trends will drive the future of digital business and advanced user experiences.
    • How you can leverage these strategic trends to drive innovation at your organization.

    Monday, April 22 - Deploying Chatbots to Improve Customer Engagement and Experience

    Presented by: Jeffery Skowron
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • What does a good chatbot architecture look like.
    • How to create conversational interactions that customers want.
    • How and where organizations use chatbots successfully.

    Framework and Examples: Partnering Across Industries to Innovate and Disrupt

    Presented by: Michelle Duerst
    EDT: 11:00 a.m. | PDT: 8:00 a.m. | BST: 16:00
    • Understand the value of cross industry innovation and collaboration.
    • Scale transformative innovation with this Gartner framework.
    • Identify future trends and technology that will disrupt your industry.

    Wednesday, April 24 - Getting Real About AI, Data Science and Machine Learning: Gartner Talks

    Presented by: Peter Krensky, Austin Kronz
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • What is the role of governance and regulation in the age of AI.
    • Which technologies will best enable your data science and machine learning initiatives.
    • What is the role of citizen data scientists.

    Manufacturing AI Simplified: Introduce, Engage, Ideate

    Presented by: Ellen Eichhorn
    EDT: 11:00 a.m. | PDT: 8:00 a.m. | BST: 16:00
    • How to explain AI so that everyone can understand.
    • Actual manufacturing AI use cases, both in operations and in the back office.
    • A thought starter exercise to stimulate organization engagement of potential AI efforts.

    Thursday, April 25 - Midsize Enterprises: Adopt a Lean Security Organization to Mitigate the Skills Shortage

    Presented by: Tom Scholtz
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • Security trade-offs smaller organizations are forced to make.
    • How you can grow your security team amid a rising skills shortage.
    • How a "lean" security approach helps you overcome this skills challenge.

    Monday, April 29 - The 2019 Analytics and BI Magic Quadrant Highlights

    Presented by: Rita Sallam, Austin Kronz, James Richardson
    EDT: 9:00 a.m. | PDT: 6:00 a.m. | BST: 14:00
    • Key trends shaping analytics and BI buying.
    • How to correctly use and interpret the analytics and BI Magic Quadrant.
    • Highlights of vendor positioning and movement in each quadrant.

    New CIOs: 3 Actions to Quickly Become Influential Among C-Suite

    Presented by: Daniel Sanchez Reina
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • How CIOs can influence business decisions.
    • How CIOs can foster innovation across the entire enterprise.
    • How CIOs can become trusted culture change agents.

    Tuesday, April 30 - Digital Business Transformation Canvas: A Simple Structure to Align Your Journey

    Presented by: Tomas Nielsen
    EDT: 10:00 a.m. | PDT: 7:00 a.m. | BST: 15:00
    • Why digital business transformation can be erratic and confusing.
    • The benefits of a Digital Business Transformation Canvas.
    • Pitfalls you must avoid.

    Building a Cloud Enterprise Strategy

    Presented by: Raj Bala
    EDT: 11:00 a.m. | PDT: 8:00 a.m. | BST: 16:00
    • Why - There are good (i.e., increase business agility) and bad reasons (i.e., the CEO says you must) to move workloads to the cloud.
    • What - This can be the toughest process as it requires extensive inventory of current applications, their interdependencies, and knowing what systems might need to be left to die naturally.
    • Where - The step that most do not fully think through.
      How - Potentially, the hardest step, as it requires planning and potentially help from outside specialists.

  • MacVector 17.0 Workshop    (2019-04-11)

    Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Location: One Cloister Court (Center & Convent)
    Rathskeller/Room 036 (basement)
    Campus Shuttle (Red) to ‘Blood Bank/Family Lodge/ Bldg 60/Cloisters

    There will be two workshops presented by Dr. Kevin Kendall:
    • Morning Session from 10 am - 12 pm - What can MacVector do for me?
    • Afternoon Session from 2 pm - 4 pm - Detailed MacVector workflows.
    Click here for more detailed information.
    Please RSVP Rosemary Maratta at maratta@macvector.com
  • MacVector 17.0 Training Workshop    (2019-04-11)

    Date: Thursday, May 17, 2019, 11 am – 1 pm
    Location: NCI ATRF Building
    8560 Progress Dr.
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Description:This is a training workshop presented by Dr. Kevin Kendall designed to help both novice and advanced users of MacVector to get the most out of the software. This training workshop will focus on three objectives:
    1. Getting started with MacVector
    2. Getting the Most Out of MacVector
    3. New Features (MacVector 12 to 17.0)
    Click here for more detailed information.
    Please RSVP Rosemary Maratta at maratta@macvector.com
  • GeneXplain Webinar    (2019-03-21)

    WebEx: April 9th (Tuesday) 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST
    Transcription Factors, Biomarkers and Pathways
    Introduction in TRANSFAC® & PROTEOME™(HumanPSD™ + TRANSPATH®)
    Olga Kel-Margoulis, PhD and Volker Matys, Dr. rer. nat., geneXplain GmbH

    Please note for audio connection "Voice over IP" will be used, and participants should have microphones and speakers on your computers.
    Meeting number (access code): 955 783 273
    Meeting password: 12345
    When it's time, join the meeting.

    • TRANSFAC®includes eukaryotic transcription factors (and miRNAs), their experimentally determined genomic binding sites and derived DNA-binding motifs (PWMs). TRANSFAC® allows to search for transcription factor targets based on experimentally determined TF-binding sites, as well as to predict putative transcription factor binding sites (TFBS) in regulatory regions.
    • PROTEOME™database includes HumanPSD™, with focus on gene ontology data, expression patterns and, particularly, association of human (and mouse) genes with diseases and their potential use as biomarkers and drug targets, as well as TRANSPATH®, on mammalian signal transduction and metabolic pathways, for functional and network analysis.

    Integrated under one web interface, TRANSFAC® and PROTEOME™, allow seamless analysis with the included gene regulation and functional analysis tools.

    Application examples:
    • Find diseases and drugs associated with particular genes / biomarkers or genes associated with a particular disease
    • Ontology search: Map functional attributes to your uploaded gene set
    • Functional analysis: Identify in your gene set enriched attributes (Gene Ontology, Expression pattern, Disease association)
    • Network cluster analysis: Identify networks enriched with members of your gene set and visualize them with the Pathfinder
    • Find binding factors for genes and genes bound by factor, based on experimental evidence
    • Browse and download pre-processed HTP ChIP-seq data sets: binding fragments (FASTA or BED format), predicted sites and lists of nearest genes
    • Predict TF binding sites within single DNA sequences or promoters (Match™)
    • Analyze gene or sequence sets for enriched TF-binding sites (FMatch)