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Community News Archive

All news items from January 2008 on are posted to the OpenWetWare steering committee blog.

2008 News

Mitch Waldrop writes about the impact of OWW, blogs and more on science ... and he invites you to comment.
  • 1/8: OWW hires Managing Director
Welcome Lorrie LeJeune.
Authors will now be able to choose a copyright license that permits derivative works.
  • Make OpenWetWare better!
Take the OpenWetWare survey.

2007 News

  • 12/19: Travis Bayer to defend 1st Smolke Lab thesis
For details please check the Smolke Lab OWW page.
  • 10/22: U.S. Senate considering open access amendment TODAY!
For details see here or email your Senator now.
  • 10/5: Help add new features for wiki lab notebooks!
Contribute to the Brainstorming session Friday October 5.
  • 10/6: OWW moving to new server this Saturday
The wiki will be unavailable for write access between 10pm and 2am EDT 10/6/07.
  • 8/5: OpenWetWare welcomes its
3000th contributor!
  • 8/2: Steering committee meeting
Call in or add items to the agenda.
Help specify/suggest new features you'd like OWW to have!
Change your OWW username to your real name (if you like).
August 8-11 in Santa Fe, NM, USA.
  • 6/7: Steering committee meeting
Call in or add items to the agenda.
Friday, May 11 at 1pm in Boston, MA, USA.
In celebration, write a testimonial.
  • 4/4: Steering committee meeting
Call in or add items to the agenda.
  • 3/9: Wiki Chat
You can now chat on the wiki!
  • 2/7: OpenWetWare data dumps
Download full backup of OpenWetWare.
  • 1/18/07: Steering committee meeting
Call in or add items to the agenda.

2006 News

12/22/06 -- OpenWetWare welcomes its 2000th contributor!

12/17/06 -- OpenWetWare mailing lists. Join one or send email.

12/15/06 -- Sri Kosuri successfully defends - Congratulations Dr. Sri Kosuri!

11/09/06 -- Steering committee meeting - Call in or add items to the agenda.

11/04/06 -- 2006 iGEM competition-Some of the teams used OWW for their lab notebooks and project planning.

10/22/06 -- New server: OpenWetWare is now hosted on a more reliable server and network.

10/20/06 -- Open Science Seminar Series. Come see Chris Surridge from PLoS ONE.

10/12/06 -- Steering committee meeting. Call in or add items to the agenda.

09/19/06 -- OpenWetWare welcomes its 1500th user!

09/19/06 -- Community Portal. We've posted discussion topics for improving OWW. We'd like your input!

08/31/06 -- SynBERC Video Tour. Check out the highly entertaining video of Endy and Knight lab at SynBERC!

08/21/06 -- We've updated our mainpage! Our mainpage has been optimized for your navigation convenience.

08/10/06 -- Steering committee meeting

07/10/06 -- NSF Grant submitted

07/06/06 -- Standard protocol submission meeting:12pm EST!

06/22/06 -- NSF Grant application:please contribute!

06/19/06 -- Meeting time: standard protocol submission discussion.

06/15/06 -- OWW steering committee meeting at 12pm EST.

06/07/06 -- OWW is featured in Nature.

06/04/06 -- The OWW steering committee is picking a new meeting time.

05/10/06 -- OWW plans long term plans - help needed.

05/04/06 -- Contribute to the discussion on OWW funding.

05/01/06 -- Steering committee meeting.

4/27/06 -- OpenWetWare is now running on MediaWiki version 1.6.3.

4/20/06 -- OpenWetWare's 1 year birthday.

4/03/06 -- There is a steering committee meeting today.

3/24/06 -- OWW Open Science seminar with John Wilbanks.

3/23/06 -- The Main Page has undergone major revisions.

3/11/06 -- Community Portal has been updated!

2/17/06 -- Check out the new OWW Calendar.

2/17/06 -- Now running MediaWiki software version 1.5.6.

2/08/06 -- Welcome BE.109 & BE.180 students joining OWW!

1/30/06 -- OpenWetWare is considering a new look. View the ideas and contribute to the logo and poster discussion.

1/26/06 -- The default sidebar for OpenWetWare has changed to include quick links to common OpenWetWare resources.

1/15/06 -- Pfeifer Lab from Tufts University has joined OpenWetWare.

1/09/06 -- OWW received an MIT iCampus grant. Please see this page for more info.

1/07/06 -- OWW was mentioned this week in the NetWatch section of Science.

1/04/06 -- There will be an OWW steering committee meeting this Friday at 1:00 at MIT (68-574), please come by or sign up to volunteer on the committee if you want to help.

2005 News

12/27/05 -- DeLong Lab from MIT has joined OpenWetWare.

12/15/05 -- Pan Lab and Sosnick Lab from the University of Chicago have joined OpenWetWare.

12/15/05 -- The Mimulus Community have joined OpenWetWare.

12/14/05 -- Chandra Lab from Indian Institute of Science has joined OpenWetWare.

12/9/05 -- OpenWetWare upgraded to Mediawiki 1.5.3 to add many new features. Please email us with errors/bugs.

12/6/05 -- Francis Lab from UC-Berkeley has joined OpenWetWare.

12/5/05 -- Lauffenburger Lab from MIT has joined OpenWetWare.

11/30/05 -- Nature features OWW in the news.

11/5/05 -- Schmidt Lab from Delaware has joined OpenWetWare.

10/12/05 -- The hardware running OWW has been upgraded. The site is running on a new faster server that is professionally managed and backed up. If you run into problems editing, try refreshing the page (or using the or addresses). Thanks for the patience.

10/11/05 -- OWW will be undergoing significant hardware upgrades and change of IP. During this time, there may be points where OWW will be closed for editing. See the OWW BioMicro Server Switch page for more info

10/4/05 -- OpenWetWare has been configured to use clean URLs, i.e. without "index.php" (same style as Wikipedia). URLs in the old format still work because new URLs are simply aliases. Internal links are not affected by this transition at all. Also, MediaWiki software used to run OpenWetWare has been upgraded to the latest stable version 1.4.10.

10/3/05 -- OpenWetWare content now available via Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike or GNU Free Documentation License. See Copyright for more details.

9/27/05 -- Matsudaira Lab from MIT has joined OpenWetWare

9/19/05 -- Crews Lab from Texas has joined OpenWetWare

9/19/05 -- Linder Lab from Texas has joined OpenWetWare

9/19/05 -- Rao Lab from UIUC has joined OpenWetWare

9/19/05 -- Burge Lab from MIT has joined OpenWetWare

9/15/05 -- Hu Lab from Texas A&M has joined OpenWetWare

9/14/05 -- Keasling Lab from Berkeley has joined OpenWetWare

9/14/05 -- Emelianov Lab from Texas has joined OpenWetWare

9/12/05 -- Silver Lab from Harvard has joined OpenWetWare

9/10/05 -- The BE Graduate Student Board has joined OpenWetWare

9/9/05 -- Ellington Lab from Texas has joined OpenWetWare

9/8/05 -- Suggs Lab from Texas has joined OpenWetWare

9/1/05 -- New features have been added to the wiki: Emailing users (look at the sidebar in user pages) and google searching.

8/25/05 -- MIT Specific. We started a mailing list to handle reagent, equipment, and knowhow requests. The list is self-subscribing for MIT-based folks.

8/16/05 -- At a recent meeting, participants decided to open OWW to labs outside of MIT, and to move administration of the wiki to the BioMicro Center. Also, the site will be hosted at instead of

8/16/05 -- A OpenWetWare:Getting started page has been added.

8/16/05 -- The Keating Lab has joined OpenWetWare

8/16/05 -- The Sauer Lab has joined OpenWetWare

8/16/05 -- New page on why to join has been added

7/24/05 -- New Etiquette added regarding common words and page titles, post comments about this addition to the Talk:Etiquette page

6/24/05 -- The Grossman Lab has joined OpenWetWare. Welcome!

6/23/05 -- Biological Energy Interest Group has joined OpenWetWare! They're looking for new members, contact Peter if you're interested.

6/15/05 -- Jeff just had a baby (Well Amy did)! Congratulations!