User:Andrew Perry/Other Bioscience Wikis
I've been trying to keep track of key wiki initiatives in the biosciences, with ideas of one day writing up a summary of how it's all working out. The list is in no particular order, and doesn't claim to be complete (it's tough to keep up, they are breeding like rabbits).
(feel free to edit or add to this list, even though it is under my "User" area. I can be moved somewhere more general on OWW if others are using it)
Other Bioscience Wikis
- OpenWetWare -- you are here.
- collaborative annotation of proteins, with extra semantic juice over plain old MediaWiki.
- GeneWiki (Synaptic leap)
- still just an idea ?
- The nodalpoint.org wiki
- for computational biology projects. Has another useful list of biology wikis.
- a Wikipedia for bioinformatics ? More textbook-ish than a tool for organising and sharing results/analysis.
- The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) has a community wiki
- Yeast science has a strong community, I can see this becoming a really useful resource, even if it only grows slowly over several years.
- more of a 'portal' style wiki with lists of links and tools rather than raw data.
- The PDB wiki
- for community annotation of molecular structures in the Protein Databank.
- fungalgenomics.org wiki
- this is much like a single lab OpenWetWare page, except not on OpenWetWare.
- big ol' Wikipedia has lots of great science articles (and some not so great ...).
- Various lab groups keep internal or externally accessible wikis (including those on OWW) ... user experience stories ?
Other lists of science wikis
- OpenWetWare's Sister_Wiki's page.
- Wikiomics:Other_wikis_and_forums lists some wikis, amongst other online resources.
- The BioWiki list of biology wikis
- Comparison of biological wikis - a thread on the Life Scientists Group at FriendFeed.
Publications about wikis for bioscience
- Nature letter about a Gene function wiki.
- And another Nature article.
- The GenomeWiki letter in Genome Biology.
- Salzberg, 2007 - Genome re-annotation: a wiki solution?
- Osborne JD, Lin S, Kibbe WA., 2007 - Other riffs on cooperation are already showing how well a wiki could work -- a response to http://www.wikiprofessional.info/ (now a defunct parked domain), highlighting that other non-wiki based projects with user contributed content / annotation can be successful. The example cited is GeneRIF, a mechanism to allow user contributed annotation of Entrez Genes.
- OpenWetWare - Why not start your own wiki ?
- Deepak writes about the Wikipedia GeneWiki project.
- A more general review of Web2.0-ish collaboration tools (not just wikis), pitched at microbiologists -- Virtual Networking for Microbiologists