Over on the Academic Productivity blog Dario has discussed “Why do scientists (not) contribute to Wikipedia?”. This has pointed to a survey that is one that any user of Wikipedia, especially a scientist, should fill in.
“A survey has been launched by the Wikimedia Research Committee to understand why scientists, academics and other experts do (or do not) contribute to Wikipedia, and whether individual motivation aligns with shared perceptions of Wikipedia within different communities of experts. The survey is anonymous and takes about 20 min to complete. Whether you are an active Wikipedia contributor or not, you can take the survey and help Wikipedia think of ways around barriers to expert participation.”
Please do participate!