A wiki is a web-based service, essentially a website, which can be used to share content and documents online in a way that enables and encourages collaboration across teams and individuals. Wikipedia is the most common example of a wiki.

As a member of staff or a student at Imperial College London, you can use your Imperial username and password to access the Confluence Wiki where you can share knowledge and collaborate with your team. You can request your own wiki space and invite others to work with you on a project or complete a repository of information on a particular subject.

If you already use a wiki, you can find helpful documentation in the General Help section.

Moving to Cloud Based Service

The college wiki is served by Atlassian Confluence Server, which is end of life in February 2024. The DataCentre team in ICT are currently testing moving the service to Atlassian Confluence Cloud. If you have any questions, or would like to be involved in the UAT testing, then please contact ict-webadmin-dl@imperial.ac.uk.

Requesting wiki space

Wiki spaces can be created for both individuals and departments and are only accessible to Imperial account holders.

To create a new wiki for a department or project, fill out the Request a wiki form or contact the ICT Service Desk and provide:

  • the proposed name for wiki space (it may need to be changed);
  • a brief description of the intended use of the wiki;
  • the name of the department with which the wiki will be associated.

As the person requesting the wiki space, we will give Space Administrator privileges to you, meaning that you are responsible for the content and permissions within the space. Space Administrators can add additional Space Administrators.

Please familiarise yourself with the Collaboration Policy