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?
- Intro to BioBrick assembly by Chris Anderson
- Class module on synthetic biology by Natalie Kuldell and Drew Endy
- Protocols, Materials and Equipment
Active user base
- Many IGEM teams on the site last year and many already are on this year
- Strong synthetic biology presence on the site (it is the home of syntheticbiology.org).
- Ask for help
- Automatic Pubmed citations via Biblio.
- Recent changes filtering. See iGEM on OWW recent changes.
- Easy adding of plots and chemistry diagrams
You can go nuts!!!
How is OpenWetWare useful for labs?
things that you do already offline but might be more effective on the wiki
- meeting organization (lab meetings (1,2), retreat planning (1,2), etc)
- lab jobs (1, 2, 3)
- equipment pages
- control experiments, etc.
things you may not do currently, but which are easy on a wiki
- long term storage of lab information (protocols, primers, restriction enzymes)
- up-to-date lab webpage and http://smolke.openwetware.org
- remove the webmaster "bottleneck" - democratized contribution
unique opportunities on OpenWetWare
- publicize your work prior to publication
- OWW will probably be the top google hit for your name
- find out what people are doing right now across the world or in your OpenWetWare:Map own building
- shared spaces
How to get started on OWW
- Getting started: extensive help available on using OpenWetWare.