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Revision as of 13:18, 24 February 2006

2. Set up your user page/lab wiki

Contents


Starting Your User Page

Perhaps your user page is the most comfortable place for you to start editing. A brief description of who you are and what you are doing will help others feel comfortable with your edits and may even lead to productive collaborations.

Click on your username to edit
Click on your username to edit

To access your user page, log in, then click on your username at the top right of any OpenWetWare page. Then, click on the Image:EditButton.jpg tab. If nothing has been added to your page you will be brought directly to the edit screen.


Formatting

Breaking up your page into different sections will make it much easier to read. If you create enough different sections, a table of contents like the one at the top of this page will be created automatically.

What You Type What You Get
Start your sections as follows:
==New section==

===Subsection===

====Sub-subsection====

New section

Subsection

Sub-subsection

  • Start with a second-level heading (==).
  • Use subsequent levels (second, third, then fourth levels).
  • Table of Contents automatic with 4+ subsections.
  • If appropriate, place subsections in an order (i.e. alphabetical, numerical, etc).

You can see what your page now looks like by clicking Image:ShowPreviewButton.jpg.


Adding Content

What You Type What You Get
===Contact Info===
Your Name
Lab Address
Phone or E-mail

===Education===
* Years, PhD, Institute
* Years, MS, Institute
* Years, BS, Institute

Fill in your educational background.

===Research Interests===
# Interest #1
# Interest #2
# Interest #3

Or add a brief description.

Contact Info

Your Name
Lab Address
Phone or E-mail

Education

  • Years, PhD, Institute
  • Years, MS, Institute
  • Years, BS, Institute

Research Interests

  1. Interest #1
  2. Interest #2
  3. Interest #3

Or add a brief description.


Adding Links

What You Type What You Get
'''Internal Link''' OpenWetWare pages

[[Protocols]]

''External Link'' web addresses

[http://www.pubmed.gov PUBMED]

Internal Link OpenWetWare pages

Protocols

External Link web addresses

PUBMED


Click Image:SavePageButton.jpg and you're done!
Remember to save periodically; information will be lost if browser is closed.


Further Information

With these basics, you can easily edit your User Page.


Set Up Your Lab Wiki

Redirect Your Lab Site

  • The Endy lab webpage (http://web.mit.edu/endy) points directly to the Endy lab page on OpenWetWare. The primary advantage of this approach is that instead of a single member of the lab being responsible for maintaining the lab website, any member of the lab can easily edit and improve the site. The navigation bar, such as the one on the Endy research page, is useful for traversing through webpages within the site and gives some continuity to the lab pages.


Lab Page Templates

  • Soon to come: templates for setting up your lab wiki page. If you're feeling creative, make up your own format!


Organize Internal Lab Functions

  • Labs can also uses the wiki for a number of lab internal functions. In the Endy internal site, lab members post information on their lab meetings, retreats, lab chores, ordering, etc. Again, since every member of the lab can edit the site and can access it from anywhere, it makes communication about administrative matters easier.


Orient New Lab Members

  • The Lauffenburger lab posts up information for new lab members. This is especially useful for large labs that have a steady influx of new people and visitors. Rather than the lab manager having to go through all the procedures and answer a bunch of questions, you can just direct the new person to a site to save time.



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