The MediaWiki API can be used by researchers to query databases and collect data for research purposes. Authenticated users have permissions that depend on the specific access level they are granted.
Special permissions for research purposes (including high API request limits or access to non-public data) can be granted by the Wikimedia Research team for projects that pose a clear benefit to Wikimedia.
WMF support code:
How to request special API permissions for research purposes
Requests to get special API permissions for research purposes can be submitted by creating a project page on this wiki.
Please include the following information with your request: