Our new OWW lab notebooks

oww-lab-notebook-perspectiveA part of our mission at OpenWetWare is to lower the technical barriers to sharing and dissemination of knowledge in biological research. In carrying out this mission we implement new tools and technologies that make it easier to introduce, organize and present biological research data. One such tool is the new OWW open lab notebook.

By harnessing the powerful features that mediawiki provides and creating some custom features, we’ve made it possible to setup an electronic lab notebook on OpenWetWare with little more than a few keystrokes and a click of the mouse!

The new OWW lab notebook was built with three key groups in mind: individual users, iGEM teams and labs.

The lab notebook now includes these new features:

  • A dynamic calendar that allows you to create or view project entry dates with a simple click.
  • Local search that allows you to easily find content located only within your project.
  • Improved navigation that allows you easily jump back and forth between entries.
  • Customizable template pages specifically for your project. These pages automatically pull in any logo, project title or graphics every time you make a new entry)

These are just a few of the new features we’re working on. There will be more in the coming months.

If you are an OWW member, what are you waiting for? Go to our new one-click setup tool to create your personal lab notebook. If you are not an OWW member, request an account today and let us know what you think!

To keep up with the latest lab notebook developments, visit our OWW Lab notebook page.

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