Chief Research Officer
The role of the Chief Research Officer was 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.
- Erik Möller (former content partnership coordinator) was appointed to this official position in May 2005 and held it until his resignation in August 2005.
- James Forrester was appointed to this official position in October 2005. He resigned in February 2007.
The position was then renamed Chief Research Coordinator and Greg Maxwell was appointed.
See also Wikimedia Research Network.