OpenWetWare:Presentations/iGEM 2007 Teach the teachers workshop

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Introduction to OpenWetWare

What is a OWW, why is it useful?

  • Started by students in the Endy and Knight labs as a means of recording and sharing useful biological information.
    • Addresses the problem of the lack of a searchable, accessible knowledgebase for experimental methods, as well as provides a new venue to communicate and collaborate with others about research ideas and projects.
  • Now consists of ~100 labs from ~50 institutions.
  • ~20,000 total pages, more than 200 protocols, 75 materials pages, and 50 equipment pages.

How is OpenWetWare useful for iGEM teams?

Useful information

Active user base

Custom extensions

You can go nuts!!!

How is OpenWetWare useful for labs?

things that you do already offline but might be more effective on the wiki

things you may not do currently, but which are easy on a wiki

unique opportunities on OpenWetWare

How to get started on OWW