Valorisation of research through the web 2.0: Wikipedia

18 November 2014


Charles Andrès , Chief Science Officer of Wikimedia CH


Being able to identify scientific publication of valuable impact, to promote them on the web, and to know the limit of such promotion.

Content and pre-course assignment

Introduction to:

  • Professional social networks of interest for scientific research
  • Wikipedia editing

Problems linked with the promotion of scientific research: neutrality, conflicts of interest.

Possible issues with copyright; the OpenAccess model and its relevance in this context

Home work :

  • Identify the top 5 Wikipedia articles that should be read by the general audience to understand your lab work
  • Identify a list of 5 papers from the host lab that could/should be promoted on the web

Send these information not later than 18 November 2014 to Christiane Bobillier

General information

Dates: 18 November 2014

Schedule: 8.55 - 17.00

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, Premium (B015, ground floor, building B)

ECTS: 0.5 (category Communication)

Evaluation: Home work as described and active participation

Information: Please contact the education officer Dr. Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses: participants of the  Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology (University of Neuchâtel) are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). 


Please send the original tickets (no copies) with the reimbursement form  to Dr. Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


  • This course is free and open to all Ph.D. students, as well as to master students and post-docs. Priority is given to Doctoral program participants
  • Maximum number of participants: 12

Registration through the web only: closed

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 20).

Deadline: 13 November 2014