Volunteers from Wikipedia descended on the NIH campus last week to train scientists on how to use and contribute to the online encyclopedia, reports Wired Science. The scientists have the expertise on subjects and can make sure the information is reliable, but not on how Wikipedia works. "One of our goals is to increase the scientists' understanding of Wikipedia and the established practices and procedures that have evolved over the years," the head of public outreach for the Wikimedia Foundation says. "They need some instructions about what's going on and why Wikipedia culture is like it is."
NIH Learns to Wiki
Jul 22, 2009