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WikiProjects Facilitating the Phasing Out of Projects on ResearchGate
proposed start date2023-11-01
proposed end date2024-03-31
budget (local currency)7695.65 AUD
budget (USD)5000 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• Fpa1981
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Main Proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

WikiProjects Facilitating the Phasing Out of Projects on ResearchGate

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2023-11-01 - 2024-03-31

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Wikimedia Hackathon

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

We are actively providing comprehensive guidelines, exemplified through examples, to assist researchers in migrating their recently preserved projects from ResearchGate (RG) to be integrated within the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) ecosystem.

In an earnest pursuit of scholarly enlightenment, we are currently engaged in the vanguard task of furnishing comprehensive guidelines, meticulously illustrated with illustrative examples. This noble undertaking seeks to aid researchers in the seamless migration of their recently conserved projects from the hallowed precincts of ResearchGate (RG) into the expansive embrace of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) ecosystem.

The genesis of this initiative lies in the prologue of 2023, wherein ResearchGate, in an epochal proclamation, announced the retirement of its component projects. The solemn details of this pronouncement can be perused at the following archive of wisdom: Retirement of Projects.


Despite ResearchGate's benevolence in providing directions for users to extricate their intellectual treasures from RG, our current cognisance reveals that these venerable projects, laden with knowledge and potential, await a new haven on the vast expanses of the internet.

This juncture, pregnant with potential, beckons us to forge pathways that entice researchers to engage with various symbiotic wiki-ecosystems. Wikidata, Wikicite, Scholia, and Toolforge stand as luminous constellations in this celestial panorama.

As a nascent stride in this cosmic dance, we are ardently propelling the "Invasive Species" wiki-project forward. This endeavour has borne fruit in the augmentation of numerous Wikidata items, a testament to our commitment to scholarly enrichment.

For those enraptured by intricacies, pertinent links to the ongoing saga are proffered:

Invasive Species Wiki-Project: https://enkore.toolforge.org/

Wikidata Invasive Biology Project: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Invasion_biology

Scholia Topic: Invasive Species: https://scholia.toolforge.org/topic/Q112335268

The march of the "Invasive Species" project has heralded a momentous upliftment in a substantial cohort of Wikidata items. A select compendium of identifiers can be gleaned through this query:

Invasive Species Wikidata Query: https://query.wikidata.org/sparql?format=json&query=SELECT%20DISTINCT%20%3Fitem%20%3FitemLabel%20%3Flicense%20%3FlicenseLabel%20%3Ftopic%20%3FtopicLabel%0AWHERE%20%7B%0A%20%20%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP6104%20wd%3AQ56241615%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20wdt%3AP356%20%3Fdoi%20%3B%0A%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20wdt%3AP921%20%3Ftopic%20.%0A%20%0A%20%20%7B%3Ftopic%20wdt%3AP31%20wd%3AQ41719%20.%7D%0A%20%20UNION%0A%20%20%7BVALUES%20%3Ftopic%20%7B%20wd%3AQ109467185%20wd%3AQ112148709%20wd%3AQ111525751%20wd%3AQ113019190%7D%20%7D%0A%20%20UNION%0A%20%20%7B%3Fitem%20wdt%3AP275%20%3Flicense%20.%0A%20%20%3Flicense%20wdt%3AP31*%2Fwdt%3AP279*%20wd%3AQ30939938%20.%7D%0A%20%20SERVICE%20wikibase%3Alabel%20%7B%20bd%3AserviceParam%20wikibase%3Alanguage%20%22%5BAUTO_LANGUAGE%5D%2Cen%22.%20%7D%0A%7D%0AGROUP%20BY%20%3Fitem%20%3FitemLabel%20%3Flicense%20%3FlicenseLabel%20%3Ftopic%20%3FtopicLabel

Our principal challenge resides in two formidable domains: foremost, the elevation of the allure of wiki-projects to the discerning eyes of the broader scientific community; and secondly, in subsequent phases, the orchestration of a user experience that transcends a number of wiki-realms to attract the scientific community into a transparent collaboration system supported by the wiki-community.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

Outlined below are the meticulously orchestrated chronicles of our impending endeavours:

Under the sagacious guidance of Fernando Andutta:

Embarking upon the noble quest to refine and elevate the quality of content cascading across a tapestry of more than 7000 Wikidata items, intricately interwoven with the realm of scientific publications under the auspices of the invasive species project. Our solemn pledge is dedicated to the augmentation of this digital tapestry within the sanctified boundaries of Wikimedia project licenses and practices, with a fastidious allegiance to the exalted realm of acceptable Creative Commons licenses. This sacred commitment serves as the lodestar guiding our improvements, aligning harmoniously with the sacred tenets of Wikidata and standing as a bulwark to preserve the sanctity and integrity of its venerable database.

For those with an appetite for intricacies, further elucidation awaits at: https://enkore.toolforge.org/report.html

Supervised with a discerning eye by Lane Rasberry:

Unveiling an opulent panorama, Lane shall deftly present a comprehensive exhibition of the project's triumphs—a spectacle to behold. With eloquence befitting the finest orators, Lane shall articulate the intricate methodologies meticulously deployed in the pursuit of enhancing the expanse of scientific enlightenment within the hallowed confines of Wikidata.

Overseen with masterful acumen by Daniel Mietchen:

In the grand tapestry of collaboration, Daniel, the maestro of partnerships, shall set forth to cultivate novel alliances, endeavouring to expand the boundaries of our collaborative network. In his august capacity, Daniel shall summon forth potential projects, enticing them with the allure of integration into the sanctum of enKORE, weaving a more intricate and illustrious future for our collective enterprise.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Daniel (User:Daniel_Mietchen; [1]), the recipient of a 20% allocation from the budgetary coffers. His zealous dedication finds expression in the art of cultivating symbiotic partnerships with fellow luminaries in the Open Science pantheon. As an esteemed patron of the wiki-community, Daniel is an impassioned advocate for the exaltation of Open Science principles.

Lane (User:bluerasberry; [2]), the fortunate steward of a 20% endowment, directs his focus towards the ethereal dissemination of project outcomes. In parallel with Daniel, Lane stands as a seasoned harbinger within the wiki-community, a fervent champion of the venerable cause of Open Science.

Fernando (User:Fpa1981; [3]), the architect of this consortium, commands an imposing 60% share of the fiscal bounty. His august responsibilities span the meticulous refinement of codes (all beneath the imprimatur of [4]), a noble task harmonising seamlessly with the celestial overture of Wikifunctions. This ambitious initiative endeavours to collectively inscribe a compendium of computer functions, orchestrating the alchemy of source code creation, modification, and rejuvenation. Fernando's spirit extends to the fastidious documentation of code upon the sacred scrolls of GitHub-wiki. His watchful eye not only oversees the august edifice of our project platform but also ardently contributes to the arcane art of data gathering. A maestro of collaboration, Fernando weaves an intricate tapestry by assimilating codes from kindred wiki-projects nested in Toolforge whenever the cosmic winds permit. Though a neophyte within the wiki-community, Fernando's devotion to the sanctified cause of Open Science radiates through the luminescent pages of his personal opus and the ventures nurtured under the aegis of WMF.

An essential caveat graces our solemn covenant: the trinity of luminaries steering this celestial enterprise shall, in adherence to a sacred decree, abstain from the entanglements of paid editing on the hallowed tapestry of Wikipedia projects, thereby averting the spectre of potential redundancies.

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities? (required)

Our target audience comprises erudite researchers, individuals poised to ardently contribute profound scientific insights to the vast repository of Wikidata. In an endeavour to captivate this distinguished audience, our esteemed team members, Daniel Mietchen and Lane Rasberry, are not merely passive observers but proactive participants in the vibrant tapestry of wiki-conferences and the hallowed halls of open science events. Concurrently, Fernando Andutta, with unwavering diligence, is orchestrating the intricate symphony of technical facets inherent to our noble initiative.

Daniel Mietchen, a luminary in his own right, dedicates himself to the noble art of forging partnerships that blossom into fertile grounds for collaboration. In parallel, the incomparable Lane, with an innate prowess in media exposure, directs his focus towards the efficacious dissemination of the outcomes arising from the crucible of our collective endeavours.

To further cultivate ties with newfound collaborators, our aspiration is to not merely extend an olive branch but to embrace their projects into the welcoming embrace of Wikidata. This entails elucidating the fundamental tenets of Wikidata integration, thereby laying the foundation for a burgeoning partnership to take root and flourish.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

Dedicated to propelling the development of wiki-projects, our team—comprising Daniel, Lane, and myself—is actively taking initiatives forward. Some examples include:

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Invasion_biology https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Scholia https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Open-source_hardware https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:CiTO

We are also collaborating on a range of other Wikiprojects that hold immense potential to enrich the scientific community. Our advancement is deeply rooted in active participation within community conferences and other avenues that champion open science. These endeavours are proving to be pivotal milestones on our journey.

Our project seamlessly aligns with several key initiatives: Wikidata, for robust data integration; Wikicite, for maintaining comprehensive bibliographies; and Scholia, for presenting project details in a cohesive manner. The concepts and code we're developing have the potential to significantly contribute to projects like Wikifunctions, where open-source code utilization is paramount, as well as Cito, which leverages citation ontology via Wikidata.

Discussions pertaining to this project have involved information exchange through email with key Wikidata researchers, including Denny Vrandečić and Lydia Pintscher. Additionally, informal dialogues have taken place on platforms like Telegram within groups such as WikiCite. Our objective is to enhance ongoing projects, ensuring that the generated information contributes value across a broader spectrum and benefits various initiatives, such as Scholia and Enkore.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)

Climate Change and sustainability

14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Not applicable

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

We are actively engaged in a dynamic learning process, wherein we strategically adapt both ongoing and completed projects to harness existing data and code resources, as inspired by Wikifunctions. This adaptive approach allows us to delve into novel concepts effectively. One such exciting concept we are poised to explore is AcaWiki (https://acawiki.org/Home), which originated in 2008, a time when the capabilities of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools were not as advanced as they are today. And Wikicite (http://wikicite.org/), an initiative to create a bibliographic database based on Wikidata.

Given the significant advancements in NLP, we find ourselves in a favorable position to leverage these sophisticated tools to enhance the content of Wikidata items associated with scientific publications. Specifically, our goal is to augment these items by incorporating comprehensive descriptive summaries, which currently misses in Wikidata items for scientific publications. These summaries will not only serve to enrich the information but also pave the way for a deeper exploration.

An intriguing dimension of our exploration involves aligning these descriptive summaries with the abstracts of Open-Access publications. This alignment holds the potential to propel the development of future tools aimed at pinpointing publications relevant to specific topics with unparalleled precision. This approach is particularly promising because it capitalises on the evolution of NLP capabilities, effectively marrying historical foundations with cutting-edge technology to advance the realm of scientific publication discovery.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 3 Researchers advancing this project are:

Daniel Mietchen, Lane Rasberry and Fernando Pinheiro Andutta

Number of editors 2 Editors advancing this project are:

Daniel Mietchen and Lane Rasberry.

Number of organizers 3 Organizers advancing this project are:

Daniel Mietchen, Lane Rasberry and Fernando Pinheiro Andutta

Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikidata 8000
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abtsract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.

Our endeavor is set to significantly enhance the content of up to 8000 Wikidata items, each with specific details highlighted in the following link: https://enkore.toolforge.org/report.html. It's important to note that this initial count is only a starting point, and we anticipate this number to rise significantly. This is primarily because our project's impact is intended to extend to multiple interconnected platforms, including Wikidata, Wikicite, Scholia, and AcaWiki. As a result, the overall scope and reach of our efforts are poised to expand, leading to a more substantial and far-reaching contribution across these collaborative platforms.

19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
N/A We will maintain up-to-date metrics and statistics on the following link: https://enkore.toolforge.org/report.html N/A
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

To gauge the progress of advancements, we will utilise the capabilities of specific tools. One such tool we'll rely on is https://wikidata-todo.toolforge.org/sparql_rc.php. This resource empowers us to assess the integration of new items through our sparql-query framework. By utilising this tool, we can effectively monitor the inclusion of fresh data.

Furthermore, we intend to harness the Wikidata API (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:REST_API) for a comprehensive evaluation. Through this API, we can compare various revisions of an item, enabling us to explicitly identify all newly added information. This will facilitate a more granular analysis of the changes made, enhancing our ability to track and quantify the progress achieved in expanding the dataset.

Together, the utilisation of these tools will provide us with valuable insights into the evolution of our project and the extent of its impact on the Wikidata ecosystem.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)
22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

7695.65 AUD

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

5000 USD

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