A new data/research infrastructure for Wikimedia

The <strong>Wikimedia Foundation</strong> has some ambitious new plans to improve and redesign its data and research infrastructure and we would like you to get involved.

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<li>Our <strong>mission</strong> is to <em>empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally</em>. We believe that publishing and sharing the <em>data</em> we collect under open licenses, while respecting the privacy of our editor community, is consistent with our mission.</li>
<li>We are working to create a public repository of <strong>open data</strong> to allow researchers and third-party services to access, share and remix data from our projects and communities and accelerate discovery.</li>
<li>We are also building a new <strong>research infrastructure</strong> (called Wikimedia Labs) that will provide a virtualization environment for MediaWiki development as well as an advanced set of tools to build applications and experiments on top of our data (think of the next generation of the Toolserver).</li>
</ul><h2>How you can help</h2>We would like to hear from you as to what data we should collect, host and republish (on top of the public datasets that we are already making available) as well as the technical and computational requirements that would allow you to use these data to build cool applications and run new research.

Please give us your input to shape the future data/research infrastructure for Wikimedia.

<div style="border: 1px solid #CCC; padding: 1em; font-size:90%;background-color: #EEE"><h2>About this survey</h2>This survey is run by the <em>Wikimedia Research Committee</em>. Completing the survey will take approximately 20 minutes. By entering this survey you agree to publicly release all your responses, including your name and affiliation, under a CC0 license: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ <br />All answers are optional; do not answer anything you do not want to be made public. Your email address (should you decide to include it in your response) will be kept confidential, however, may be used by the Wikimedia Foundation to contact you in the future to discuss your responses or for the purpose of the present consultation.</div>