Wikipedia:University of Edinburgh/Events and Workshops/Reproductive Biomedicine 2016

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University of Edinburgh edit-a-thon


To be assured of your place at the event, you can book through contacting

Folder of resources[edit]

Click here to access key slides & resources for this project: Google Drive folder of resources

Consult the Manual of Style for Medicine-related articles on Wikipedia[edit]

About the event[edit]

Have you ever wondered why the information in Wikipedia is extensive for some topics and scarce for others? On the 21st & 28th September 2016, the University's Information Services team will run a Wikipedia research session. Full Wikipedia editing training will be given. Thereafter the editathon will focus on creating & improving the quality of articles about reproductive medicine.

Working together with Academic Support librarians & academic colleagues we will provide training on how to edit and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles covering areas which could stand to be improved in the field of Reproductive Biomedicine.

Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of reproductive medicine!

We Can Edit

How do I prepare?[edit]

An introduction to Wikipedia

Further reading[edit]

The main policies and guidelines can be found at the following pages:


  • 9:30am - 9:45am: Housekeeping and Welcome
  • 9:45 am – 11:00 am: Wikipedia training
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: EDIT!


Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Edinburgh

Class list[edit]

Helpful links[edit]

Once you've learned the basics of editing using Wikipedia’s Visual Editor, I hope that you'll stay logged in and edit or create more articles. I've added some booklets and some links below that you may find useful. As a first step you may like to check out what What Wikipedia is not along with its 5 guiding principles: The 5 pillars.

  • Please sign your messages on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~). This will automatically insert your "signature" (your username and a date stamp). The Button sig.png or Insert-signature.png button, on the tool bar above Wikipedia's text editing window, also does this.
  • If you would like to play around with your new Wiki skills without changing the mainspace, the Sandbox is for you.

Hit list of articles to be created or improved[edit]

Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc.

The following is a small sample of topics to work on. Feel free to come up with your own ideas!

All are welcome to add names to the list which is intended to serve as a basis for creating new articles in this important but somewhat neglected sector on the English Wikipedia.

Articles to be created[edit]

Articles to be improved[edit]

  1. Mitochondrial donation
  1. Male contraceptive
  1. BMPR1B


Join us for the event!

Suggested sources:[edit]

  • DiscoverEd to find books, ebooks, journals, ejournals and more.
News sources[edit]
Theses databases[edit]


Video guides to editing Wikipedia[edit]

Tutorials on Wikipedia editing[edit]

One page handouts[edit]

Subject-specific handouts[edit]

Further Video tutorials[edit]

Video gallery[edit]


Articles created[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

What can I do after the event?[edit]

You may find these useful if you want to learn further about editing:

External links[edit]

Wikiproject Medicine video[edit]

Wikimania 2016 - Medical topics by James Heilman

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. RSVP:
  2. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  3. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to this section by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Your name will be added to the bottom of this page
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!