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Human Genome News, September 1993; 5(3)

GDB User Support, Registration

To become a registered user of GDB and OMIM, contact one of the User Support offices listed below (a user may register to access both Baltimore and a remote node). Questions, problems, or user-registration requests may be sent by telephone, fax, or e-mail.(For a complete E-Mail listings see E-Mail Addresses below.) 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.

GDB, OMIM Training Schedule
Comprehensive hands-on training courses on the use of GDB and OMIM will have at least one computer work-station for two participants. Registrants will receive at least 3 weeks notice if insufficient registration causes class cancellation.

The general course for scientific users provides a basic understanding of the databases and relationships among different types of data.

Courses are free, but attendees must pay their own travel and lodging expenses. Hotel information and directions will be mailed with registration materials.

As interest in GDB continues to grow, organizations around the world will offer training that requires access to GDB in Baltimore. Notifying GDB User Support about planned training activities will enable the staff to ensure database availability by scheduling maintenance and repairs at other times.

Course Registration Information
Contact U.S. GDB User Support Office (below).

User Support Offices

  • United States
    GDB User Support
    Genome Data Base
    Johns Hopkins University
    2024 E. Monument Street
    Baltimore, MD 21205-2100
    410/955-7058, Fax: /614-0434 Internet:

    The Help Line is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST for information on accounts and training courses, technical support, and data questions. Calls received after hours will be forwarded to the appropriate voice mail and returned as soon as possible. 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
    CRC, Watford Road
    Harrow, Middx HA1 3UJ, U.K.
    + 44/81-869-3446, Fax: -3807 Internet:
  • Germany
    Otto Ritter
    Molecular Biophysics Dept.
    German Cancer Research Center
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
    D-6900 Heidelberg, Germany
    + 49/6221-42-2372, Fax: -2333
  • Australia
    Alex Reisner
    Electrical Engineering Bldg. J03
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, N.S.W. 2006, Australia
    + 61/2-692-2948, Fax: -3847 Internet:
  • Netherlands
    GDB User Support
    CAOS/CAMM Center, Faculty of Science
    University of Nijmegen
    P.O. Box 9010
    6500 GL NIJMEGEN, Netherlands
    + 31/80-653391, Fax: -652977 Internet:
  • Sweden
    GDB User Support
    Biomedical Center, Box 570
    S-751 23 Uppsala, Sweden
    + 46/18-174057, Fax: -524869 Internet:

GDB E-Mail Addresses Change

The new GDB e-mail addresses are listed below.

  • Technical Support
    New User Address:
  • GDB Staff
    New Staff Address:
  • Welchlab Server, using telnet, rlogin, or rsh
    New Hostname:
  • FTP
    New Hostname:
  • FTP Command
    New Command:ftp
    (formerly ftp
    New Hostname:
  • WAIS
    New Hostname:
  • OMIM
    New Hostname:
    (OMIM may still be accessed through the GDB address; this is another OMIM access option.)

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