NCBI stands for National Centre for Biotechnology Information and it houses several databases connected to the fields of biomedicine and biotechnology. The NCBI advances health and science awareness by giving the people access to genomic as well as biomedical information. Their mission is to develop new information technologies which would help in understanding and potentially controlling disease.
An NCBI account can give page users a more comprehensive experience when it comes to the biomedical and biotechnology resources and features offered on the website, and registering for an account takes less than 5 minutes.
The NCBI is currently directed by David Lipman who is one of the main proponents of the sequence alignment program called BLAST which means Basic Local Alignment Search Tool. The NCBI has made available the GenBank DNA sequence database during their first years of operation back in 1992. It was Senator Claude Pepper who recognized how important using computers for conducting research concerning biomedical technology. They also have a freely available NCBI Bookshelf which is a collection of books on biomedicine which users can download online.
Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for an NCBI Account
You need only three requirements before registering for an NCBI account:
- Stable internet connection
- A laptop or computer to access the registration page
- A working e-mail account you can use for registering online.
Next, follow these steps for your very own NCBI account:
- Click this link to get to the online registration form of NCBI to fill out all fields of required information: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/register/?back_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2F&partners-uri=cms:/account/partners
- Enter your desired username as well as your password on the first three fields.
- Type in your e-mail address which you will use for the registration.
- Fill out the security question fields with your desired security question and answer in case you lose your password.
- Enter the CAPTCHA code.
- Click on “Create account”
- Check the e-mail inbox for any activation links you need to click on or for welcome messages to help you get around NCBI better as an account holder.
More about NCBI: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/About/
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