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Welcome to MDWiki, the home of Wiki Project Med Foundation and our efforts to develop and distribute offline medical content (apps and IIAB). Our goal is to make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date education resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely avaliable to all people in the language of their choice online and off. While we are working on resources for all people, we are particularly interested in developing resources useful for those in low and middle income countries.
The MDWiki content efforts are to further develop Wikipedia's medical content specifically for offline use. The WikiProjectMed side of the site is fully viewable to anyone. The content efforts require registration and approval to view and edit at this point in time. We will move to fully viewable once we are further along.
Differences from Wikipedia
The purpose of the content project is to create medical content primarily for offline use. It differs from Wikipedia in the following ways:
- We encourage the inclusion of video, including video under Non-Commerical (NC) and NoDerivatives (ND) licenses. The latter are hosted at NC Commons. We only accept CC BY SA, CC BY, and public domain text. Examples of articles using an NC image are here and here.
- Costs of medications are not only permitted but encouraged. And we will include medication doses.
- We write for a general audience, with efforts to approach a grade 12 reading level, with the understanding that many of the people who use this resource may speak English as a second language.
- Editing is currently not open to everyone. The application process is above.
- We have a code of conduct.
- Paid conflict of interest editing is not permitted (disclosed or otherwise). Case by case exceptions may be made following discussion.
- Finally we are open to innovation. The goal is to provide the best product possible for our users.
Work in progress
This site is growing out of Meta-Wiki and Wikipedia. We have attribution to Wikipedia, where much of the content originates, in the footers. We are working on a full history import. This project is run by a Wikimedia thematic organizations and not by the Wikimedia Foundation.