OpenHelix announced today of its launch of bioinformatics and genomics tutorial suites that can now run in browsers of mobile devices including those running iOS, Android, and Windows mobile operating systems as well on desktop browsers. Over 100 tutorials introduce researchers, teachers, and students to biomedical resources that are freely available on the web.
“Learning how to use resources that are critical to biomedical research is a high priority,” said Scott Lathe, CEO of OpenHelix “but it is sometimes difficult to find the time. With our tutorials now available on mobile devices, users now have more options to view tutorials at a time convenient for them. We have had many Librarians who subscribe to OpenHelix ask for this functionality”
The online narrated tutorials run in just about any browser and can be navigated in a number of ways. The tutorial highlights and explains the features and functionality needed to start using a resource effectively and efficiently. The tutorial can be used by new users to introduce them to resources, by previous users to view new features and functionality, or simply as a reference tool to understand specific features.
In addition to the tutorials, users can also access useful training and teaching materials including the animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial, suggested script for the slides, slide handouts, and exercises. This can save a tremendous amount time and effort for teachers and professors to create classroom content.
Some of the tutorials are free as the resource provider sponsors their availability (for a list of free tutorials visit www.openhelix.com/free). The other tutorial suites are available through individual purchase, a single subscription or through an institutional subscription. (To see if your institution subscribes, email firstname.lastname@example.org). A full list of tutorials can be viewed at www.openhelix.com/catalog.
OpenHelix, LLC, (www.openhelix.com) provides a bioinformatics and genomics search and training website, giving researchers one place to find and learn how to use resources and databases on the web. Researchers and institutions can save time, budget and staff resources by leveraging a subscription to over 100 online tutorial suites available through the portal. More efficient use of the most relevant resources means quicker and more effective research.