Grants:Project/Health images for all/Midpoint

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timeline & progress finances midpoint report

Report accepted
This midpoint report for a Project Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • To read the approved grant submission describing the plan for this project, please visit Grants:Project/Health images for all.
  • You may still review or add to the discussion about this report on its talk page.
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Welcome to this project's midpoint report! This report shares progress and learning from the grantee's first 3 months.


In a few short sentences or bullet points, give the main highlights of what happened with your project so far.

  • Copyright research
  • Finding free resources
  • Building search-queries
  • Creating sketches of image-tools

Methods and activities[edit]

How have you setup your project, and what work has been completed so far?

Describe how you've setup your experiment or pilot, sharing your key focuses so far and including links to any background research or past learning that has guided your decisions. List and describe the activities you've undertaken as part of your project to this point.

So far much of the work has been ground-work, where I have researched regulation and copyright or built search queries. Little of this is today fit to show, even though I've been through much important searching. In the coming months look forward to updates that include links to guides and pages that can help find, use and donate images.

Midpoint outcomes[edit]

What are the results of your project or any experiments you’ve worked on so far?

Please discuss anything you have created or changed (organized, built, grown, etc) as a result of your project to date. Uploads of at least 2928 high quality images for use in medical and science related articles at:

Good images are everything, as they can clear up long-standing missconcptions like the one at: w:Lacrimal canaliculi, where the talk page read:

Redundant Article, consider merging

There seem to be 3 nearly identical articles on this topic. They all even use the same illustration photo. Perhaps they should be merged.

Cheesefromwater (talk) 14:15, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Government image/media guide

An image guide has been started, listing which government created images and content is free for use. We've long known that images and media produced by the US government is free — but it is not common knowledge that images and content from Japan is public domain, and that all text from Sweden is public domain. A more detailed version will be released during the next half of the IEG.

Landing page

:Commons:Health images This page is currently not live, but started and built off the GLAM ground work. Rough sketches for the layout and wikicode exist with 3 sections for:

  1. Institutions
    Aimed at getting institutions to get in touch with us to donte images to Wikimedia Commons in a similar way to GLAM — but with medical images
  2. Editors
    Aimed at helping editors find images on Commons as well as finding images with specialized search queries to upload. There is a wealth of CC content out there that just isn't on Commons!
  3. Individuals who want to engage
    Be it to donate single images yourself, seeing that others have done the same, and providing information will help you. There will also be a portal that suggests ways to help out the image project.

The landing page is still looking for a catchy name that will be able to get the same credability that GLAM has. It will not so much be an alternative to GLAM but a complement for those institutions and actors that can't get behind the GLAM name.

Gallery page of high quality medical images

This page is intended to have multiple purposes.

  • It will act as a gallery to show off what great resources (and which prominent institutions) have made creative-commons donations already.
  • It will work as a place to find high quality images to put in articles. This helps correct the issue where quality images are not added to articles despite being availabe.
Tasks pages

There are many ways to help commons, and many places to find high quality images that are not well known. One way is to upload from the millions of public domain images that are on the internet. This may entail cropping and cutting images to upload....


Please take some time to update the table in your project finances page. Check that you’ve listed all approved and actual expenditures as instructed. If there are differences between the planned and actual use of funds, please use the column provided there to explain them.

Then, answer the following question here: Have you spent your funds according to plan so far? Please briefly describe any major changes to budget or expenditures that you anticipate for the second half of your project.

  • Project management expenses

At the halfway point of the project, the program management expenses have taken up most of the funds. The remaining time will be covered by the rest of the funds or by volunteer work.

  • Travel expenses
  • Promotion: stickers, T-shirts etc.

This leaves funding for my time covering at least the month of July when most work will occur. The remaining work will continue during the fall, and I do not plan on using and funding while travelling. However should the travel budget not be used in its entirety, that will free up funds for me to spend more hours on the project.


The best thing about trying something new is that you learn from it. We want to follow in your footsteps and learn along with you, and we want to know that you are taking enough risks to learn something really interesting! Please use the below sections to describe what is working and what you plan to change for the second half of your project.

What are the challenges[edit]

What challenges or obstacles have you encountered? What will you do differently going forward? Please list these as short bullet points.

What is working well[edit]

What have you found works best so far? To help spread successful strategies so that they can be of use to others in the movement, rather than writing lots of text here, we'd like you to share your finding in the form of a link to a learning pattern.

  • Your learning pattern link goes here

Next steps and opportunities[edit]

What are the next steps and opportunities you’ll be focusing on for the second half of your project? Please list these as short bullet points. If you're considering applying for a 6-month renewal of this grant at the end of your project, please also mention this here. In the following months I will document online the work I've done and write down learnings in guides as well create landing pages for editors, institutions and individual image donators. Much of this will be based off GLAM, which makes it easy for me to simply note down all my experiences of the past few months in a way that will be easy to understand and see.

Grantee reflection[edit]

We’d love to hear any thoughts you have on how the experience of being an grantee has been so far. What is one thing that surprised you, or that you particularly enjoyed from the past 3 months?