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==Contribute to community pages==
==Contribute to community pages==
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Sharing the same wiki between multiple labs enables community pages that permit sharing of expertise.  OpenWetWare has many shared areas listed under the [[Resources|'''resources''']] section on the [[Main Page]].  '''Everyone is encouraged to contribute to these pages!'''
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[[Protocols|'''Contribute protocols''']]<br>
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Find and share laboratory protocols
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===List your lab equipment===
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*In the [[Equipment|equipment]] section of OpenWetWare, several groups have listed their lab equipment.  This is a convenient way to keep information and records about usage and maintainance.  See this page on the Endy Lab [[Endy:Victor3 plate reader|plate reader]] for an example.
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[[Materials|'''Document reagents''']]<br>
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Add info on regularly used lab materials
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===Link to your lab protocols===
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*Each lab has their own way of doing particular protocols.  Typically a lab will have a list of lab-specific [[Sauer:Protocols|protocols]].  However, we are also collecting protocols from multiple labs in the shared [[Protocols|protocols]] area.  A good example is [[DNA Ligation]] which has a general overview of the procedure.  It also provides links to the specific protocols of individual labs so that people can compare different techniques.  Link to your lab's protocol from the relevant shared [[Protocols|protocols]] section!
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[[Equipment|'''List equipment''']]<br>
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Keep usage notes on lab equipment
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===Document information about lab reagents===
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*Almost every lab has a set of solutions or media that they regularly need to prepare. In the [[Materials|materials]] section, OpenWetWare users list reagents they use and include useful information: like recipes, usage notes, safety info. etc.
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[[Questions and Answers|'''Help forum''']]<br>
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Ask and answer research questions
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Remember that you don't need permission to edit a community page. If you have a protocol or other information that you would like to share, please do so even if you are unsure if it will be of interest to the community.
Remember that you don't need permission to edit a community page. If you have a protocol or other information that you would like to share, please do so even if you are unsure if it will be of interest to the community.
==Become a power user==
==Become a power user==
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Want to make OpenWetWare better?  Here are some things you can do ...
 
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===Check the recent changes list often===
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*Often seeing the changes that people are making in real time can lead to an urge to correct errors, contribute to discussions and overall improve the quality of pages.  Many people actually bookmark the [[Special:Recentchanges | Recent changes]] rather than the [[Main Page]] because it is more reflective of what is happening on OpenWetWare at any given time.
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[[OpenWetWare:Steering committee members|'''Join the OpenWetWare steering committee''']]<br>
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Help shape the overall direction of the site.
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===Join the OpenWetWare steering committee===
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*OpenWetWare is very much in its infancy. Everyone is still trying to figure out how to make the site as useful as possible to themselves and everyone else.  So contribute your ideas and participate on the [[OpenWetWare:Steering committee]] to help guide the overall direction of the site!
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[[OpenWetWare:Mailing lists|'''Subscribe to mailing lists''']]<br>
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We have various mailing lists to enable discussion.
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===Go to the Community Portal===
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*If you are looking to kill time and want to edit OpenWetWare, the [[OpenWetWare:Community Portal|Community Portal]] lists various pages that have been edited recently and where discussions are taking place.
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[[OpenWetWare:Ideas |'''Ideas for OpenWetWare''']]<br>
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Chime in with general ideas for improving OWW.
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===Advertise OpenWetWare to your friends and colleagues===
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*OpenWetWare, being based on community contributions, can only benefit from having people talking about the usefulness of the site.  Many of our new members hear about it through word of mouth.
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[[Special:Recentchanges|'''Check the recent changes''']]<br>
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*Write a [[OpenWetWare:Testimonials|testimonial]] to explain how you use or benefit from OpenWetWare.
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Bookmark the recent changes list.
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===Join a mailing list===
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*[[OpenWetWare:Mailing lists|Sign up]] for one of the mailing lists to find out how you can help out and to share your thoughts on how to make OpenWetWare better.
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[[OpenWetWare:Software/Feature requests |'''Request new software features''']]<br>
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Add new features you'd like to see implemented in OWW.
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==Adding comments==
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[[OpenWetWare:Software/Extensions |'''Useful extensions''']]<br>
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Tools to make using OWW easier.
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[[OpenWetWare:To do list |'''To do list''']]<br>
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Join one of these projects to make OWW better!
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[[OpenWetWare:Presentations|'''Tell your friends''']]<br>
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Tell your friends and colleagues about OWW.
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==Add comments==
Discussions are an integral part of OpenWetWare whether you are asking for or giving feedback, contributing to the [[OpenWetWare:Community_Portal|Community Portal]], or simply commenting on a user's talk page. In order to easily track and read discussions, we have standardized our commenting protocol.<BR><BR>To comment, type <font size=2 face="courier new" color=red><nowiki>*'''~~~~''':</nowiki></font> followed by your comment to get example below.<BR><font color=#336699 size=3>▪</font> '''[[User:Jennyn|Jennyn]] 16:16, 25 February 2006 (EST)''': Hello World.<BR><font color=#336699 size=3>▪</font> '''[[User:Jennyn|Jennyn]] 12:14, 18 March 2006 (EST)''': Hi back!
Discussions are an integral part of OpenWetWare whether you are asking for or giving feedback, contributing to the [[OpenWetWare:Community_Portal|Community Portal]], or simply commenting on a user's talk page. In order to easily track and read discussions, we have standardized our commenting protocol.<BR><BR>To comment, type <font size=2 face="courier new" color=red><nowiki>*'''~~~~''':</nowiki></font> followed by your comment to get example below.<BR><font color=#336699 size=3>▪</font> '''[[User:Jennyn|Jennyn]] 16:16, 25 February 2006 (EST)''': Hello World.<BR><font color=#336699 size=3>▪</font> '''[[User:Jennyn|Jennyn]] 12:14, 18 March 2006 (EST)''': Hi back!
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Contents

Contribute to community pages

Contribute protocols
Find and share laboratory protocols

Document reagents
Add info on regularly used lab materials

List equipment
Keep usage notes on lab equipment

Help forum
Ask and answer research questions

Remember that you don't need permission to edit a community page. If you have a protocol or other information that you would like to share, please do so even if you are unsure if it will be of interest to the community.

Become a power user

Join the OpenWetWare steering committee
Help shape the overall direction of the site.

Subscribe to mailing lists
We have various mailing lists to enable discussion.

Ideas for OpenWetWare
Chime in with general ideas for improving OWW.

Check the recent changes
Bookmark the recent changes list.

Request new software features
Add new features you'd like to see implemented in OWW.

Useful extensions
Tools to make using OWW easier.

To do list
Join one of these projects to make OWW better!

Tell your friends
Tell your friends and colleagues about OWW.

Add comments

Discussions are an integral part of OpenWetWare whether you are asking for or giving feedback, contributing to the Community Portal, or simply commenting on a user's talk page. In order to easily track and read discussions, we have standardized our commenting protocol.

To comment, type *'''~~~~''': followed by your comment to get example below.
Jennyn 16:16, 25 February 2006 (EST): Hello World.
Jennyn 12:14, 18 March 2006 (EST): Hi back!

Help

If you have a question that isn't answered here, please check out the help section of OpenWetWare.



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