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Review Period through 12/25/15Edit

Hello Harej and Isarra,

Thank you for submitting this renewal request. I'm posting some initial feedback below, some of which has already been discussed in a recent meeting with Jonathan Morgan:

  • In light of the positive response to the new interface among users of the pilot WikiProjects, it makes sense that you want to take the next step to extend your design by making it possible for members of other WikiProjects to independently retrofit using your templates.
  • I'm glad to hear that you are thinking about how to extend the reach of your new tools. Coordinating with Jonathan Morgan to integrate your work into the workflows of the Teahouse seems like a very promising way to do this.
  • Let's continue to build on the recent conversation with Jonathan about evaluation methods that will support you in measuring your impact. I appreciate that you've included some SMART goals that speak to outcomes (for example, your metric that will measure how many articles are improved because of your tools). As we've discussed in email, it would be especially valuable if you could provide any baseline data about how many articles were improved before your new interface was implemented to make that metric more meaningful.
  • Similarly, as you head into your preliminary investigation of WikiProjects on Commons and Wikidata and begin to outline potential problems, keep in mind that any baseline data you can gather in this stage will set you up to define meaningful targets for any design work you may decide to take on later in those Projects.

Starting now, I'm giving the IEG committee and the broader community 10 days to share their thoughts on this request before we move forward with a final decision on whether to renew this IEG. I'll be notifying the IEG committee and I expect you'll notify relevant areas of the community as well. Thanks again for all your efforts so far!

In the wake of the review period, I will be making a final decision on this renewal on December 26.

Cheers, --Marti (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Renewal approvedEdit

Hello Harej and Isarra, with apologies for the delay over the holidays, I'm approving this renewal for $30,000. Congratulations on your progress to date. I look forward to seeing your careful design work to reach a broader audience through your next stage of work. Our grants administrator, Jtud (WMF) will be in touch soon to setup your renewed agreement.

Warm regards,

--Marti (WMF) (talk) 02:00, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

This is excellent news. Thank you. harej (talk) 21:59, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
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