IGEM:Instructions on starting a lab notebook
Many of the teams and individuals participating in iGEM are maintaining an online lab notebook. Here's a quick page describing how to do so easily on OpenWetWare.
Given that there are several lab notebooks on OWW and that every article in OWW must have a unique name, it helps to name your lab notebook such that it tells everyone else that it's yours. That way, others know to respect those pages (i.e. not edit them). It also prevents clashing of different lab notebooks.
If you are starting your own personal lab notebook, name it according to your username. For instance, User:OWWusername/Notebook.
If the entire iGEM team is sharing a lab notebook, name it according to your institution and the year. For instance, iGEM:MIT/2006/Notebook.
Starting a notebook
One easy way of starting a lab notebook is via the calendar extension in OWW. It will autogenerate links to all the days of a month.
<calendar> name=iGEM:MIT/2006/Notebook date=2006/07/01 view=threemonths format=%name/%year-%month-%day weekstart=7 </calendar> <calendar> name=iGEM:MIT/2006/Notebook date=2006/10/01 view=threemonths format=%name/%year-%month-%day weekstart=7 </calendar>