User:Daniel Mietchen/Talks/Integrating wikis with scientific workflows/Take-home message
Science is already a wiki if you look at it a certain way. It’s just a highly inefficient one — the incremental edits are made in papers instead of wikispace, and significant effort is expended to recapitulate existing knowledge in a paper in order to support the one to three new assertions made in any one paper.
- Wikis are being used regularly for every step of the research cycle, except for funding. The reasons for this gap are cultural, not technical.
- They are also increasingly used in non-research workflows auxiliary to the research cycle, especially for education, less so for administration.