[Foundation-l] Fwd: [Wiki-research-l] Wikipedia Research policy

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 20:55:56 UTC 2010

Of broader interest than just the research list. This came out of the
discussions at WikiSym this October between researchers and
Wikimedians about the need to have some structure about how
researchers interact with Wikipedia and Wikipedians (to try to
alleviate frustration on both sides).
-- phoebe

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bryan T Song <song at cs.umn.edu>
Date: Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 12:21 PM
Subject: [Wiki-research-l] Wikipedia Research policy
To: wiki-research-l at lists.wikimedia.org

Pursuant to prior discussions about the need for a research
policy on Wikipedia, WikiProject Research is drafting a
policy regarding the recruitment of Wikipedia users to
participate in studies.

At this time, we have a proposed policy, and an accompanying
group that would facilitate recruitment of subjects in much
the same way that the Bot Approvals Group approves bots.

The policy proposal can be found at:

The Subject Recruitment Approvals Group mentioned in the proposal
is being described at:

Before we move forward with seeking approval from the Wikipedia
community, we would like additional input about the proposal,
and would welcome additional help improving it.

Also, please consider participating in WikiProject Research at:

Bryan Song
GroupLens Research
University of Minnesota

Wiki-research-l mailing list
Wiki-research-l at lists.wikimedia.org

* I use this address for lists; send personal messages to phoebe.ayers
<at> gmail.com *

More information about the foundation-l mailing list