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LimeSurvey is a Free software useful to create basic or very sophisticated forms or surveys. It can be adopted by contributors of Wikimedia projects and staff members of Wikimedia chapters.

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A LimeSurvey in action for the Wikimania 2021's call for volunteers.

You have multiple ways to try and adopt LimeSurvey. We can describe them in this page.

Ethical valuesEdit

Features apart, LimeSurvey can also be appreciated for some ethical values dear to Wikimedia projects (think about MediaWiki):

Client Free Server Free No third-parties
LimeSurvey Yes[1][2] Yes[3] Yes[4]
Google Form No[5][2] No[6] No[6]you
Qualtrics No[5][2] No[6] No[6]

By the way, you don't have to install LimeSurvey on your server. You can just find a good provider.


Some key-features of LimeSurvey:

  • ability to translate questions in multiple languages[7]
  • support for lot of question types[8]
  • support for weird configurations and dependencies between questions
  • quick backup and restore
  • export answers in multiple open formats (to process them with your favorite tools)[9]
  • ability to edit the survey without losing answers (but don't get used to it)[10]
  • real-time notifications (to monitor survey adoption)


There are a lot of good LimeSurvey providers in the world.

You can list here a provider if you would somehow recommend it for a Wikimedia project.

Professional support
Courtesy service


Here some human beings who can help you with this tool:


  1. This solution works without proprietary JavaScript executed on your computer.
  2. a b c
  3. The server of this application is free software.
  4. This solution allows you to exclude any third party company.
  5. a b This solution requires some proprietary JavaScript to be executed on your computer or device.
  6. a b c d In this solution it is not possible to manage everything on your server (on-premise) or it is not possible to do it using only free software.
  7. Translating LimeSurvey
  8. Question types in LimeSurvey
  9. Export responses in LimeSurvey
  10. How-to update or add questions to a live LimeSurvey