Upcoming Training Workshops

RIS and Becker Library are hosting a series of Computing Basics workshops in November. These virtual workshops are designed for those without any prior experience using the Unix Command Line Interface (CLI), Docker container technology, and High-Performance Computing (HPC).  Each workshop will occur on Zoom from 1 PM to 2:30 PM on the dates below. Additional workshops will vary in time as they are offered.

Registration is required to attend, click on a workshop title to register.


Computing Basics

Introduction to LabArchives Inventory

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | bi-monthly on Tuesdays

An introduction to the benefits that LabArchives Inventory offers researchers by streamlining the organization, tracking, and ordering of lab inventory.


 Intro to LabArchives ELN

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Every Thursday

Learn the benefits that LabArchives offers researchers and how it can easily be integrated into your research data management toolkit. Topics covered include: creating notebooks, adding and managing your data, notebook access controls, collaboration tools, and export options.


Introduction to LabArchives Scheduler

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm |bi-monthly on Tuesdays

For current LabArchives Scheduler Administrators looking to learn more about advanced features including Credits, Billing, Accessories, Custom Attributes, and additional customizations.


Computing Basics – Open On Demand on RIS Scientific Compute Platform

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | April 10, 2024

This webinar is offered by Becker Library and WashU’s Research Infrastructure Services (RIS). Attendees will learn how to use the OOD web interface to connect to and interact with RIS’s Scientific Compute platform, and access various software for running jobs on the system.


Computing Basics – The Unix Shell and Command Line Basics

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | April 17, 2024

This webinar is offered by Becker Library and WashU’s Research Infrastructure Services (RIS). The session will introduce the Unix command line interface, the Unix file system, and basic Unix commands to those with no prior experience with Unix. Attendees will learn how to create, explore, and manage Unix files and folders.


Computing Basics – Software Applications Used in High-Performance Computing Environments

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | April 24, 2024

This webinar is offered by Becker Library and WashU’s Research Infrastructure Services (RIS). a variety of software applications are used in high-performance computing environments. This session will introduce text editors, shell and batch scripts, Docker container technology, and the SSH protocol. Attendees will learn how to write, edit, and run shell scripts, how to create a simple Docker container, and how to connect to the RIS compute platform.


Computing Basics – Submitting Jobs to RIS Scientific Compute Platform

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | May 1, 2024

This webinar is offered by Becker Library and WashU’s Research Infrastructure Services (RIS). This session will introduce basic queue system commands for submitting jobs to RIS Scientific Compute platform. Attendees will learn how to use Docker images and the queue system commands to run jobs on the command line interface.

Visit Becker’s Research Computing to learn about other workshop offerings.



Previous Workshop Recordings and Resources