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The design of many MediaWikis is often very spartan. This is also somewhat due to the medium itself, which is very text-heavy and text-centered. But it is also often due to the fact that the wiki operators do not invest any money in a design.

A good example of what is feasible once resources are mobilized for the design and its implementation is “The Embassy of Good Science“, a wiki presented by Alexander Gesinn of the wiki company at the last SMWCon. The Embassy has been running as a full interactive version based on Semantic MediaWiki since the end of October 2020 and got a completely new look&feel at the same time.

It is worthwhile to visit this wiki once and get inspired. Because not only a very appealing design was implemented here, the wiki is also a platform for a very important and up-to-date topic.

The message is to become a portal for research ethics and integrity. The ambition is to collaboratively map the laws, policies and guidelines informing good practices and highlight relevant cases, experiences, educational materials and good practice examples. It will also support educators to develop training on research integrity and ethics.

And developers can view the repositories: