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Using a wiki can sometimes be a frustrating experience. The vocabulary is almost like html but different. The help sections assume that you have an understanding of their syntax. On CTSpedia we have adopted the syntax, plug ins, and structure that works best for us to communicate our findings and discussions for best practices in clinical and translational science research. We have structured many sections to make it easier to contribute our documents and to search available materials.

Wiki Vocabulary

Wiki Term (Click for more information) Description of Term Long Description of Term
Attaching You can attach documents (Word and PDF, etc), software programs (R-scripts, SAS, Stata, etc), pictures (jpg, png, etc), video (through file sharing). When attaching files, do you want the attachment to open on the topic page or do you want to create a link for the attachment to open the attachment on a separate page? Detailed instructions for uploading attachments.
Form Structured way to collect data on a topic page. Data forms are attached to topic pages to collect data in a structured manner. They allow users to create databases to search and report findings of common interest. Using forms allows users to hyperlink certain types of tape, e.g. statistical tools or safety graphics.
Form Template A topic template attaches a particular form to a topic page. Form templates can be automatically attached to topic pages to provide the exact same structure to all information collected on a subject. For example, BERD Success Stories and Statistical Tools are collected via forms and templates that ask users for the same type of information on each contribution.
Linking You can link to material within CTSpedia and on the internet. A link can be enclosed in double brackets:

INTERNET links contain
[[URL with http:// or https:// address]]
For example,.

CTSpedia links contain
[[name of web.name of page]]

For example,

You are in the same web and do not need the web name

NOTE: In all these cases you see the entire URL on the topic page.
Question Marks Light blue question marks as seen in QuestionMarks? are asking you to create a topic page. These light blue question marks follow a wiki word that does not have a topic page on the wiki. If you click on it a new topic page is created, called QuestionMarks. Please cancel this page.
Raw edit Click "Raw edit" on the bottom of the topic page to edit that page. Although Foswiki provides a WYIWYG editor, once you start to use more advanced linking techniques, plug ins, and another resources you will need to use the raw edit function. It is located in the bottom menu bar on every page on the wiki.

Registration All contributors must register for CTSpedia to edit and see private group information.
Technically wikis are set-up for anyone to register and edit anything that they would like to edit on the wiki. Unfortunately, this practice encourages lots of spammers to invade the site. We have found that the easiest way to control this activity is to have valid users register and then the administrator makes the user part of a group that is allow to edit that page. On most pages we do allow public access for viewing.
Tags Tagging terms are added to topic pages to highlight a term that each page has is common. A tag is a term that can be shared by many pages. For example, each topic page that discusses "reproducibility" is tagged with the term "reproducibility." Users can then see a listing of all topic pages that have been tagged with "reproducibility." Tags are different than search terms because users define the tags for the topic page.
Topic Every page on CTSpedia is considered a topic. You can add new topic pages or edit the current topic pages. Searches and system documentation work best if you give a new topic page a a wiki word title.

Please create new topic pages within the topic page that you wish to link to. In wiki language you are making the new page a child to the parent page that you are referencing.

The format for a new topic page is:
[[NewTopicName][linking word or phrase]] 
WYSIWYG The WYSIWYG editor is at top and bottom of the page. It is called Edit. The WYSIWYG editor can do topic page editing, such as headings, bold, italic, color, bullet points, numbered outlines, creating and breaking links, etc.
Web Each of the versions of the wiki. This is probably the first and most frustrating word you will encounter in the wiki vocabulary. Each of the main divisions within a wiki are called a web. In our case, we have CTSpedia (web), Main (web), Research Ethics (web), Sandbox (web), and System (web). You will see the listing on the right menu bar. There are other private webs, which are only seen on Log In by participants in that group. We discourage lots of webs because it slows down the operation of the wiki and makes searches very difficult.
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