How to use Wikis for Researchers

Create a new wiki

Contact the IT Service Desk to create a new wiki. You will need to provide the following information:

  • A meaningful one word name that will be used to identify your wiki (e.g. myproject). This will appear in the web address for your wiki, for example https://wiki.rcs.le.ac.uk/myproject/
  • The names, or usernames, of anyone that will need access to the wiki. You can request access for additional researchers at any time.
  • [optional] A succinct title for your wiki, e.g. Bioinformatics Group Wiki
  • [optional] Whether users should be able to edit pages by default or whether they must be granted permission by the wiki administrator. If this is not specified, any researcher who can access the wiki will be able to edit pages. The person requesting the wiki will be the wiki administrator. The wiki administrator can control who can edit wiki pages and can make anyone else with access to the wiki an administrator.

How to request access to a wiki

Contact the IT Service Desk to request access to an existing wiki. You will need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of each person that requires access to the wiki
  • The full web address of the wiki, for example
    https://wiki.rcs.le.ac.uk/myproject/

View a wiki

  1. Open an internet browser and enter the web address of the wiki
  2. Login using your University IT account username and password

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