Welcome on the FactGrid project blog. The FactGrid is a joint venture of the Gotha Research Centre at the University of Erfurt and Wikimedia Germany. We are trying to provide database services for historical research on a collaborative larger platform using Wikimedia’s wikibase technology — the software which is centrally used by Wikidata.

The project, running as Q17 on the Wikibase repository, is still in its initial stages. This blog is set up to monitor the project. We are using it also to widen the project’s horizon with examples from other sites and with questions of research we would like to inspire. The menu above gives access to the database, the central tools, and first step tutorials on how to use the software.


    Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
    — Dr. Olaf Simons
    Schloss Friedenstein
    99867 Gotha