Announcements

Upcoming Login Changes for eRA Commons and NCBI Users

This page was updated November 5, 2021. The ways you log in to eRA Commons and NCBI accounts will be changing. eRA Commons NIH announced that two-factor authentication will soon be required for eRA Commons users as of early 2022.  Two options are available: Login.gov. account. With one login.gov account, users can sign into multiple  [Read more]

Mastering Information

How to Use RStudio Projects to Structure R Working Directories

RStudio is a popular integrated development environment (IDE) with several point-and-click features that make using the R programming language and software environment easier. It works on multiple Operating Systems (OS) including Windows, macOS, Linux, and the online RStudio Cloud version. How R interacts with directories and the OS is very important. The current working directory  [Read more]

Announcements

NCBI is Transitioning to Federated Credentials in June 2021

NCBI will be transitioning from NCBI-managed login credentials to federated account login credentials managed by eRA Commons, Google or by a university point of access (WUSTL Key).  NCBI-managed login credentials currently allow users to login to their MyNCBI portal for resources such as PubMed, My Bibliography, and SciENcv. NCBI-managed login credentials also allow users to  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

WashU BioRender licensing helps users create professional scientific figures in minutes

You asked for it – now it’s here! Washington University Information Technology recently announced that BioRender is now available for purchase through the Software Licensing software catalog (please note you must be on a WashU network or connected via VPN to view this site). BioRender is a web-based application loaded with icons and templates designed to  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Research Computing Resources During COVID-19

The new Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) Scientific Compute Platform is a high performance computing resource open to all WashU researchers. Billing for services will be waived until FY22 to give researchers time to use the service and budget for usage. Recordings of the April compute platform training sessions are available via WUSTL Box. See the  [Read more]