If you are working on contributing to the documentation, here is a possible checklist of tasks to complete:

  • Identify the scope and purpose of the documentation.
    • What topics will be covered?

    • What level of detail is required?

    • Consider consulting with other contributors or users to gather feedback and ensure that the documentation meets their needs.

  • Create a new branch or fork of the codebase to make your changes.
    • Make sure to name the branch or fork appropriately to reflect the purpose of the changes

    • Naming convention is author initials (xyz in examples below), category, issue number (if relevant), descriptive name:

    • Category








  • Write the documentation in a clear, concise, and consistent style.
    • Use headings, lists, and other formatting tools to make the information easy to read and understand.

    • Consider including screenshots or diagrams to illustrate complex concepts.

    • Follow existing conventions such as placeholder usernames or implementing tab order from the newest to oldest HPC cluster.

  • Add the documentation to the appropriate location in the codebase.
    • Make sure to use the correct file format (e.g., Markdown, reStructuredText).

    • Follow existing conventions for organising documentation.

    • Make sure to use import files to deduplicate content where possible.

  • Add links to the documentation from relevant parts of the site, such as the admin dashboard or help pages.
    • Make sure that the links are clear and easy to find.

  • Update existing pages to reference any new documentation.
    • Update any relevant index pages or tables of contents to include the new documentation.

    • Update the README or other project documentation to reflect the changes you have made.

  • Test the documentation to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date.
    • Try following the instructions yourself to see if they are clear and complete.

    • Ask other contributors or users to review the documentation and provide feedback.

    • Build the documentation on your local machine to check it does so correctly.

  • Create a pull request on GitHub.
    • Make sure to describe the changes you have made in the PR description.

    • Be sure to reference any issues or discussion threads that are related to the changes.

    • Mark a PR as draft until it is ready for review.

    • Choose appropriate reviewers for the changes you have made.

    • Monitor the PR for feedback and address any issues or concerns raised by other contributors.

    • Once the changes have been reviewed and approved, merge the PR into the main codebase.