Wikimedia Research

Our mission is to develop models and insights utilizing scientific methods, and strengthen the Wikimedia research communities. We do this in order to: support technology and policy needs of the Wikimedia projects, and advance the understanding of the Wikimedia projects.

We prioritize serving four audiences: Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia affiliates, Wikimedia volunteer developers, and Wikimedia researchers.

We turn research questions into publicly shared knowledge. We design and test new technology, produce empirical insights to support new products and programs, and publish research informing the organization’s and the movement’s strategy.

We are strongly committed to principles of transparency, privacy, and open collaboration. We collaborate with a network of researchers in the industry and academia, and publish all our output in the open.