Wikipedia Science Conference/Programme

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Wednesday 2nd September

Time Session

Registration & coffee

10.30 Welcome and opening remarks (speaker from Wellcome Trust)
10.45 Keynote: Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
11.30 Daniel Mietchen, National Institutes of Health. Wikimedia and Scholarly Communication
12.00 Alex Bateman, European Molecular Biology Laboratory/ European Bioinformatics Institute. Using Wikipedia to annotate Scientific Databases


13.15 Short talks:
14.00 Michelle Brook, Science policy consultant. Title TBC
14.30 Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef. Usage of Digital Object Identifiers across Wikimedia projects

Refreshments/ networking and sign-ups for unconference

15.30 Daniel Mietchen, National Institutes of Health. Wikidata for Research
16.00 Stefan Kasberger, GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences and Open Knowledge Foundation Austria, ContentMine/ OpenscienceASAP. Wikipedia in an Open Science workflow
16.30 Andy Mabbett, Wikimedian In Residence at the Royal Society of Chemistry; and at ORCID. Wikipedia, Wikidata and more - How Can Scientists Help?

End of first day's programme


Drinks reception sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry

NB There is no formal conference dinner but there are many places to eat near the conference venue.

Thursday 3rd September

Time Session

Coffee, networking and signing up for unconference sessions

10.00 Announcements about unconference, hackathon(s) and future events
10.15 Keynote: Peter Murray Rust, University of Cambridge.
11.00 Darren Logan, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Using Scientific Databases to annotate Wikipedia
11.30 Melissa Highton, University of Edinburgh. Changing the Ways the Stories are Told
12.00 Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus. Developing an Ethical Approach to Using Wikipedia as the Front Matter to all Research


13.15 Unconference block

An unconference method will be used to put the conference programme in the hands of the delegates. This will include drop-in training sessions on:

  • Your first Wikipedia edit
  • Your first Wikidata edit

Refreshments are served at 14.30 but unconference continues.

15.00 Dario Taraborelli, Wikimedia Foundation and Citing as a public service
15.30 Cancer Research UK’s Wikipedian in Residence project – reflections and outcomes
  • Henry Scowcroft, Cancer Research UK.
  • Henry Potts, University College London.
  • John Byrne, Wikipedian In Residence at Cancer Research UK.
16:15 Wrap-up and thanks from Martin Poulter, Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries

Conference ends

17.00 Post-conference drinks in a nearby pub