Wikimedia Research is a team of scientists and engineers using data to understand and empower millions of readers and contributors who interact with Wikipedia and its sister projects on a daily basis.
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.
We have a plan for our research priorities in the next five years: see our blogpost about three white papers that we have published outlining these goals.
Address Knowledge GapsDeveloping systems to identify and address gaps in content, readership, and contributors across Wikipedia languages.
Improve Knowledge IntegrityEnhancing the ability of our communities to improve verifiability and detect policy violations through new technologies.
Conduct Foundational WorkExtending the network of researchers and tools available to the community to encourage a greater diversity of research questions and projects.