Chief Research Officer

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James Forrester is the Chief Research Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation. He was appointed to this official position by Jimmy Wales in October 2005.

Erik Möller held this position from June 2005 until his resignation from the position in August 2005.

The role of the Chief Research Officer is to study Wikimedia's content, technology and community, to identify and prioritize the needs of the individual Wikimedia projects, to make recommendations for targeted development, to guide and motivate outside developers, to assist in the study of new project proposals, and to collaborate with researchers who are not part of the Wikimedia community.

See also Wikimedia Research Network.

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