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knowl·edge·base - noun    (ˈnä-lij ˈbās)
  1. a computerized collection, organization, and retrieval of collective knowledge (from wikipedia)
  2. interactive database of question-answer sets, advice, current information (from google)
  3. the content of a particular field of knowledge (from WordNet)


We each have acquired unique skills and knowledge over the years through our experiences as researchers, teachers, clinicians, mentors, writers, and etc., in our fields of interest -- sharing this knowledge is how science progresses, such as the apprenticeship/mentorship model of learning in graduate school.

Now everyone can benefit from the experiences/knowledge of each other! Unlike a traditional static website, a wiki offers the ability to pool our collective knowledge because anyone in the field can edit the webpages and add what they know.

Some of the page titles are framed as questions because a wiki is uniquely designed to connect people who have questions with people who have answers. If you have a question, type it into the relevant page and it will appear as a red link (learn more here). If you feel like you have something to share/answer, just click "edit" at the top of the relevant page (learn more here).

The dynamic and evolving aspect of this wiki is uniquely suited to:

  • bringing together experienced viewpoints and opinions
  • allowing users to ask questions of experts
  • pooling how the field as a whole treats different issues
  • sharing common practices/guidelines within community
  • capturing 'experiential' knowledge
  • codifying 'tacit' or 'implicit'
  • providing a forum of advice from hard-won insights
  • locating new/existing solutions to current problems
  • helping individuals avoid having to 're-invent the wheel'
  • imparting newly developed and up-to-date advances
  • creating an ever-expanding compendium of info/links
  • creating repositories of data/stimuli for collective use
  • sharing concrete tools for doing research/statistics

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