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Human Genome News Archive Edition

Human Genome News, January 1992; 3(5)

GDB Forum

GDB/OMIM Sets Training Course Schedule

Two comprehensive hands-on training courses on the use of GDB and OMIM are being scheduled in Baltimore and other locations:

  • The general course for scientific users provides a basic understanding of the databases and the relationships among the different types of data.
  • The course for users with editing privileges includes instructions on adding, modifying, and deleting GDB data.

Class frequency and location will be determined by demand (see the Baltimore schedule at right). Courses are free, but attendees must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. Hotel information and directions will be mailed with registration materials.

Contact: GDB/OMIM User Support; 410/955-7058, press 4 after greeting; Fax: 410/955-0054; Internet:

Courses and Dates in Baltimore

  • Editing, Mar 22-24
  • Editing, May 3-5
  • General User (Two 1-day courses for MLA attendees), May 16-May 17
  • General User, June 15-16
  • General User, July 12-13
  • General User, Sep 21-22
  • General User, Nov 23-24

GDB/OMIM will also have an exhibit booth at several meetings.

GDB User Support, Registration

To become a registered GDB/OMIM user, contact one of the User Support offices listed below (a user may register to access both Baltimore and a remote site).Questions, problems, or user-registration requests may be sent by telephone, fax, or e-mail. (Note change in GDB and OMIM telephone numbers in Baltimore.)

User-registration requests should include name, institutional affiliation, and title (if applicable), street address (no P.O. box numbers), telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.

The Help Line is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST for information on accounts, technical support, data questions, and training courses. Calls received after hours will be forwarded to the appropriate voicemail and returned as soon as possible.

User Support Offices

  • United States
    GDB/OMIM User Support
    William H. Welch Medical Library
    Baltimore, MD
    Fax: 410/955-0054
    Office hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

To obtain a user's local SprintNet (Telenet) number for locations within the United States: 800/736-1130.

  • United Kingdom
    Christine Bates
    Human Gene Mapping Program Resource Center
    Harrow, U.K.
    (Int.) 44/81-869-3446
    Fax: (Int.) 44/81-869-3807
  • Germany
    Otto Ritter
    Molecular Biophysics Group
    German Cancer Research Center
    Heidelberg, FRG
    (Int.) 49/6221-42-2372
    Fax: (Int.) 49/6221-40-1271


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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.