Wikipedia:WikiProject National Institutes of Health

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Welcome to the NIH WikiProject, a WikiProject dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of National Institutes of Health and to developing other Wikipedia articles with resources suggested or shared by the NIH.


Improve articles about the NIH[edit]

The NIH consists of many different divisions, hosts many projects, and is a base for many researchers. When these divisions, projects, and researchers meet Wikipedia notability criteria, then these things can have Wikipedia articles giving information about them and those articles should be developed.

Improve any Wikipedia article with NIH expertise[edit]

The NIH is a major repository of health information, including historical and cultural information about health topics as social institutions. Many Wikipedia articles unrelated to the NIH could be improved with the library, archival, and curatorial resources which the NIH freely shares with anyone.

Facilitate Wikipedian access to NIH resources[edit]

In order to achieve other goals of this project, Wikipedians need access to the resources of the NIH. Such access might include viewing NIH documents online or using any of the NIH-managed search engines to find information.

The NIH holdings are vast. Navigation of the collections is non trivial. WikiProject NIH seeks to serve the Wikipedia's community's needs by making it easier for Wikipedians who want NIH media resources to be able to access those resources for the purpose of developing Wikipedia content.

Open tasks[edit]

See also Category:National Institutes of Health.

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


Please feel free to add yourself to the below list and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Also if you want to note your participation on your user page, feel free to add this userbox by adding the {{User WikiProject NIH}} tag.

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Active participants[edit]

  1. Bluerasberry (talk · contribs) 16:01, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
  2. Daniel Mietchen (talk · contribs) 19:39, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
  3. DGG (talk · contribs) the bibliographic stuff
  4. Jmh649 (talk · contribs) · email) (if I write on your talk page please reply on mine) 05:18, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
  5. lepetitpapier (talk · contribs)
  6. Klortho (talk) 14:09, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
  7. Hildabast (talk) 18:49, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
  8. Katiemariefunk (talk · contribs)

Inactive participants[edit]

  1. cmw4117 (talk · contribs) (everything to know about NIH)
  2. chantessy (talk · contribs)
  3. phamer (talk · contribs)
  4. Mike_Chelen (talk · contribs), PubMed PubMed Central NICHD NCBI
  5. LeeClark (talk · contribs), (NIAMS IRP)
  6. dmb000006 (talk · contribs), Entrez
  7. Edward130603 (talk · contribs), NIEHS
  8. Wpollard (talk · contribs)

Sorting systems[edit]

Inside Wikipedia articles
  1. {{National Institutes of Health}} should be placed at the bottom of the page of those articles which are high importance and inseparably associated with the NIH.
  2. Category:National Institutes of Health should be placed at the bottom of the page of any article which features a subject which has any significant relationship with the NIH. This category places that article in a broad category-based classification system.
On Wikipedia talk pages
  • {{WikiProject National Institutes of Health|class= |importance=}} should be placed on the talk page of any article which is in Category:National Institutes of Health or any subcategory in that main category. This tag places that article into a sorting system describing the importance of the article's subject and the quality of the article.

History of NIH Collaboration with Wikipedia[edit]

NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon 2015[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the NIH is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. The focus will be on women in science from or supported by NIH, or the NIH’s historical holdings of women in science. Activities will include new editor orientation and training, organized with Wikimedia DC.

Related projects[edit]

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