Things to remember when writing laboratory notes

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  1. Most importantly, do not leave an entry blank. Either write your procedure in detail or refer to an existing procedure and provide information about any changes. This can minimize repetition, too much repetition results in important information being lost.
  2. If you can, take pictures or include drawings. By offering pictures or drawings of your work you help the rest of the team to visualize what you have done/created which can help them in the future if they are to follow the same procedure.
  3. Include follow-up infromation after the experiment has been done, for example after cell passaging. This gives the participants the chance to see which results to expect and to compare if needed.
  4. Include names of the persons present during an experiement. This way if someone has a question they will know who to refer to.
  5. If you are unsure on how to use Wiki pages refer to Help:Contents. The link provides user information and tools on how to use wiki in the most effective way.T

All of the existing procedures can be found here.