The NIH Library's Technology Hub, located in the library Reading Room (first floor, Building 10) has several workspaces that support 3D modeling, bioinformatics, data mining and visualization, graphic and web design, mobile development, and video production and editing. These workspaces are available to NIH/HHS staff with a valid ID. Reservations are required for use.


Collaboration Pods

Two semi-private, glass-enclosed spaces equipped with a computer, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, plasma screen, whiteboard, and seating for 1-3 people. The pods provide an opportunity for individuals or small groups to explore and use a variety of installed software programs (see descriptions below). Note: The list of software below is subject to change without notice. 

Pod #1:

Autodesk Maya 2014, Blender, Camtasia Studio 8, Chimera, Makerware, NetFabb, OpenSCAD, SOLIDWORKS 2014, the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud

Pod #2:

Arc GIS Desktop 2014, GeoCommons, GeoDA, GRASS GIS, JAWS (Screen Reader Program), Mango Map, Mapbox, QGIS, Tableau, ZoomText (Screen Magnification Program)


Data Sciences Workstation

This workstation offers a suite of online tools for data analysis, management, processing, and visualization that can be  used with a variety of data formats. The workstation also includes links to guides on using data tools, conducting research using data mining, and finding data available for reuse.

Consultations and tutorials are available to learn how to use data sciences software (see descriptions below), how to access data from the Clinical Center's BTRIS system, or how to conduct other types of data-intensive research.



 Anaconda/Python, Cytoscape, Gephi, Inkscape, JMP, Matlab, Neo4J, OpenRefine, R and R Studio, SCaVis, Stata, The Science of Science (Sci2) Tool, Tableau, VantagePoint

This workstation is sponsored by the NIH Library Data Services Program. 


To reserve a workspace:

  1. Select a date from the calendar.
  2. Click the available time slot(s) for the desired workstation (4 hours per day limit).
  3. Read the Terms & Conditions, and then click “Continue.”
  4. Complete the reservation form.
  5. Click "Submit My Booking."

A confirmation will be sent to the NIH/HHS email provided.

If you have any questions, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301.496.1080 or email.