Wiki How-To


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Please note that all information on this page is in a draft version. Please check back often for details.

In this page you will find information about:

  • Wiki Requirements
  • Wiki Restrictions
  • Team Wiki examples
  • Design Tips and suggestions
  • Wiki templates
  • FAQS

Your team's project must be documented on the iGEM 2014 wiki, the parts used in your project must be documented on the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. You have the freedom to be creative, but a few specific rules apply:

All iGEM 2014 teams will be given a namespace on the iGEM 2014 wiki with their team name. Teams are allowed to create and edit pages within their respective team namespace.

Upload to server

All team pages, images, documents and code must be hosted on the server. We preserve all iGEM content on our own servers so future teams can learn from what you have done. When you store content on your own sites or servers, after time, links might become broken, sites might go down, and information will be lost.

    Use the wiki upload tool to upload your files.
  • Please make sure to name your files clearly and uniquely: File:Team_Name_Flow_Cytometry_01.png, instead of File:1.png

No Adobe Flash

Flash is not permitted on the iGEM 2014 wiki. Adobe flash is 100% proprietary and you cannot view the source like you can with our wiki. We chose wikis for teams to build their projects so the source code would be available for future teams, to build on the concept of open source. Flash can also be hosted on external sites and we want 100% of the content of our wikis to be on our wikis.

Deadlines and the Wiki Freeze

The team's project description must be documented on their iGEM Team Wiki by the deadline. The project description should be 1-3 paragraphs and only needs to include an up-to-date explanation of the project.

The team's wiki must include a link to the completed Safety form and an attributions section.

iGEM Logo

All iGEM Team Wikis must include the iGEM logo at the top of the page and a visible link back to the iGEM 2013 Wiki Main Page in the header (or at the top of the page). All wiki pages must preserve the user editing menu (notifications, username, messages, history, edit). In the case where the user heading is not visible, an automatic heading will be overlaid on top of the wiki page(s) where the heading is missing.

The iGEM Login Bar

The iGEM Login Bar is a 20 pixel high, full-width menu bar that exists on all pages. It contains:

  • wiki tools (edit, history, watch, etc.)
  • login
All iGEM 2014 Team Wikis are required to have the Login Bar. Please keep this in mind as you design your wiki.

Wiki Templates

This year we have created a set of template pages that you may for your wiki! Feel free to edit them as much as you want

Wiki Template A
Wiki Template B