Wikipedia at NIMR

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The Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) hosted a Wikipedia training event on Thursday 13th November 2014, with trainers from Wikimedia UK.

The event was open to all NIMR staff, and others by invitation. It took place in the NIMR library (The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA).

This event followed on from a Women in Science editathon hosted by NIMR in 2013, and past training events hosted by the Medical Research Council.

Programme

  • 11.00 Introduction to Wikipedia/Wikimedia and basic editing (experienced editors are welcome to take a refresher)
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 13.45 Editing with trainers on-hand to give individual help
  • 17.00 End

Participants

All participants received a paper copy of the Editing Wikipedia brochure. The PDF version is available by clicking above.
Trainees

The ten trainees present included eight women and two men.

Articles edited

It was left up to participants what to edit, but the suggested themes were:

  • Biographies of women scientists
  • Biographies of scientists who have worked at NIMR
  • Improving Wikipedia articles in one's specialist area
One of the protein structure images shared as a result of this event.