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# Work remotely

In case you need to work remotely, there are several tools and services that you can use to
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stay connected and continue your work.
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An important reference is the [list of important links](https://howto.lcsb.uni.lu/?general:links).

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<p style="color:grey"><b>Note:</b> If the link does not work, please refer to the section <b>Connecting to the university network</b> since you are most probably not connected to the university internal network.</p>
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There is also a set of [tutorials](https://remote.uni.lu/) prepared by the university IT department you can refer to.
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## Communication: Instant messaging

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One of the recommended tools to communicate is Slack. Each research group can sign up for free and
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create their own Slack instance: www.slack.com.

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The BioCore team uses [this channel](https://lcsbbioinfocore.slack.com).
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## Communication: Video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you want to hold online (virtual) meetings, you can do so by logging in to
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[Cisco Webex Meetings](https://unilu.webex.com) using your university credentials.
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From there, you can schedule your own meetings and/or join existing sessions.

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If you need help setting up and using Cisco Webex, you can follow [these instructions](https://using-webex.uni.lu/).

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## Connecting to the university network

If you want to access the university infrastructure, such as the servers or storage, you can do so by connecting
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via [Virtual Private Network (VPN)](http://vpn.uni.lu). All details are given [here](https://howto.lcsb.uni.lu/?access:vpn-cerbere-access).
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## Sharing files

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When on-the-go or working remotely, the [LCSB ownCloud](https://owncloud.lcsb.uni.lu) is the best way to share and work collaboratively on files.
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More details on how to set up ownCloud are provided [here](https://howto.lcsb.uni.lu/?exchange-channels:owncloud). You can share your files and folders
directly with your collaborators by following [these instructions](https://howto.lcsb.uni.lu/?exchange-channels:owncloud:share-files).

## Development of code

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Use the [LCSB R3 Gitlab](https://git-r3lab.uni.lu) to develop and share code.
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