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Role of Wikimedia in the era of Open Science

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Role of Wikimedia in the era of Open Science

Aula Room - 4th floor
Wikimedia has been developing and hosting open initiatives to help the scientific community and to make ongoing research more approachable to a wider citizen audience long before Open Science became a central topic of debate among scientists, policymakers and funders. Open Science, as supported by the European Commission, aims to open up the research process by fostering open access to publications, open and FAIR data, open tools, open peer review, research integrity, stakeholder engagement and citizen science.
Projects hosted by Wikimedia like Gene Wiki ( as part of Wikipedia, or that use wiki technologies like WikiPathways ( are widely used and accepted by both the research community and the general public. More recently, Wikidata, a knowledge base platform within the Wikimedia ecosystem, has attracted huge interest also because of its potential benefits for the research community.  As a result, the WikiCite initiative ( - an effort to build a repository of bibliographic information - was born.
During this one-day event we will explore how the Wikimedia community can build on existing Open Science initiatives (e.g. ORCID) and how Wikimedia projects and technologies can empower ongoing projects aligned with the Open Science philosophy.


  • Eduard Aibar Puentes - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
  • Pedro Fernandes - Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
  • Gwen Franck - Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), CC Belgium
  • Toni Hermoso - Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
  • Iryna Kuchma - Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL)
  • Ignasi Labastida - University of Barcelona (UB)
  • Andy Mabbett - Wikimedian in Residence at ORCID
Speakers' abstracts - HERE