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Wikimedia Research

Welcome to the home of Wikimedia Research. For an overview of our work, projects, resources, and collaborations, please visit:


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.



Former team membersEdit


We collaborate with external researchers in a variety of forms. You can read more on formal collaborations on this page.

Current collaboratorsEdit

Affiliation Project NDA PoC
Srijan Kumar Stanford University Y Leila Zia
Florian Lemmerich RWTH Aachen University Y Isaac Johnson
Jure Leskovec Stanford University Y Leila Zia

Miriam Redi

Tiziano Piccardi EPFL Y Miriam Redi
Shilad Sen Macalester College Y Aaron Halfaker
Markus Strohmaier RWTH Aachen University Y Isaac Johnson
Robert West EPFL Y Leila Zia

Miriam Redi

Andrea Forte Drexel University Y Jonathan Morgan
Houda El Mimouni Drexel University Y Jonathan Morgan


  • Our research reports mostly live in the Research namespace on Meta
  • We host every month a showcase where we present publicly our work and invite guest speakers involved in Wikimedia research. You can browse past editions of the showcase on this page. The showcase has been running monthly since December 2013.
  • If you're interested in staying on top of both internal and external research on our projects, check out our monthly newsletter (which you can also subscribe to by mail) or follow @WikiResearch on Twitter. The newsletter is mostly volunteer effort coordinated by Tilman and Miriam and has been proudly running since April 2011.
  • You can reach us on IRC via the irc:wikimedia-research channel or drop us a line at (

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