March 25th, 2021 Research Tech Talk Announcements

March 25, 2021 1:05 pm


The cost for SAS software remains at $300 per license annually, payable by fund number or cost center. Licenses will automatically renew on April 1st. To  purchase a new license, please visit the ERIS Research Computing Core Request Catalog: (and log in with Partners Username and Password). Please read about the different offerings of discounted SAS licenses at Please contact us at with any questions on the renewal process, or to cancel your license.

FlowJo portal licenses are offered at a discounted rate through the ERIS Research Computing Core. FlowJo is a software package for analyzing flow cytometry data. Files produced by modern flow cytometers are written in the Flow Cytometry Standard format with an .fcs file extension. FlowJo will import and analyze cytometry data regardless of which flow cytometer is used to collect the data. This is a per user subscription service with an annual fee of $209. Request through the ERIS Research Computing Core Request Catalog.


  • ThuRsday R's Day: Weekly Training Sessions on MS Teams, Thursday, April 1st from 11a.m.- Noon. These weekly sessions are a mix of training and show-and-tell for learning useful R tips just like the Enterprise Research IS R User Group Meeting. R is a free and open programming language for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphical visualization. In this weekly meeting, one small topic is covered at one time (45 min - 1 hr) in a very friendly, relaxed way so that many beginners can join without any difficulties. Topic and level of difficulty will be announced a couple of days before so that you know what to expect ahead. No need to register. Anybody can join; see MS Teams Meeting information for details (Mass General Brigham login will be required to access the meeting link).


  • A reminder that Centos6 has reached "end of life" and we are no longer supporting Centos6.

Next Tech Talk

  • April 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2pm   
    • Presentations
      • ​The RPDR Team will discuss their study of patient diversity and data
      • Margarita Alegria, Ph.D. Chief, Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital will discuss their work