Culture / Open Source

In October 2012 Wikipedia UK and the Royal Society held an “Edit-a-thon”  to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of women scientists.

The success of that event triggered the idea of creating a series of these editing marathons as part of the centenary celebrations  of the Medical Research Council (MRC).

The aim of the MRC/Royal Society/Wikimedia is both to train new Wikipedia editors and build and improve entries for female scientists. 

Starting today at the Royal Institude for Medical Research.

More in the Guardian today. Read here.