Leveraging Wikipedia for health research dessemination

Leveraging Wikipedia for health research dessemination

Event Description

Wikipedia is the most frequently consulted resource for medical information on the internet. Engaging with this platform is crucial for disseminating health and social care information to a lay audience. The National Institute for Health and Care Research's project exploring Wikipedia for dissemination has entered its third year. In this webinar, the NIHR's Wikipedian in residence will talk about the project and discuss the following topics:

How Wikipedia works and how accurate and reliable it is
How librarians can use it to disseminate knowledge for a wider audience
How librarians and educators can use it for teaching critical skills and evidence-based research for medical students
How librarians can collaborate with the NIHR and the Wikipedian in residence
Come and hear from international speaker Adam Harangozó who will be joining us from the UK.
Adam Harangozó works in projects focusing on open access and open knowledge. He is the Wikipedian in Residence at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) where he works on sharing health and care information through Wikipedia. In his role he collaborates with researchers, practitioners, patient and public contributors, university students and others to explore how Wikipedia can be an impactful dissemination tool that gets to audiences beyond academia's traditional reach. Adam has previously worked in a similar role for a human rights archive in Hungary and organised Wikipedia events for vulnerable and underrepresented communities.


Thursday, 6 June 2024   (VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT, QLD)  3pm - 4pm 

                                            (SA & NT)  2:30pm - 3:30pm

                                            (WA)  1pm - 2pm

                                            (NZ)  5pm - 6pm


Online webinar Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior.

This event will be recorded and sent to attendees following the event.


ALIA Members - FREE

Non-members - $20

 By registering for this webinar you are granting the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and its representatives the right to use, reproduce, and publish audio and video recordings of your participation in the webinar titled "Leveraging Wikipedia for health and care research dissemination and impact” held on June 6 2024. By registering you are indicating that you understand and agree that these recordings may be used for promotional, educational, and informational purposes, including but not limited to, marketing materials, online platforms, social media, and any other medium deemed appropriate by ALIA.


More information

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Thursday, 06 June 2024
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm AEST
FREE (Members) - $20 (Non-Members)
1.00 CPD Hours