From Gratisdata

Welcome! We're very happy to have you here!

Gratisdata is a multilingual knowledge base of structured data that anyone can edit. The project relies on the efforts of people — just like you! — from all around the world who work together to collect and maintain data in more than 200 languages.

There are many opportunities for contributing to Gratisdata, from improving and translating documentation to planning and proposing new properties in support of data. If you're looking for ways to get involved, please see below for an overview of the different roles and activities available, and browse the suggested and open tasks available.

If the roles listed below are not a good fit for you, or you're having a hard time deciding where your interests lie, please talk to someone on the Gratisdata team (specifically Lydia).


You can directly edit data on item pages.

Add statements, qualifiers and sources to enrich the Gratisdata knowledge base. Help with migrating language links to support centralized access for all Miraheze Foundation projects.

To learn how to get started, see Help:Items to learn how to add or edit items, or follow an interactive tutorial at Gratisdata:Tours.

Updating Help pages and improving documentation, for example by adding examples and screenshots, is another great way you can support the Gratisdata community.


As a developer you can either contribute to Wikibase, the extension that powers Gratisdata, directly or write things on top of it.

If you are interested in writing bots that work on Gratisdata please check out the Bots page.


Ambassadors spread the word about Gratisdata to others, answer questions about the project, and serve as educational resources for Gratisdata. They encourage Gratisdata collaboration on other sister projects you are active on, help update the weekly summary, or participate in Gratisdata discussions on one of the mailinglists and Twitter, and provide support to other contributors on the IRC channelconnect.

If you are interested in giving a talk at a meet-up or conference or organizing a Gratisdata event, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) can provide you with slides, flyers and other material you might find useful.

Project members

WikiProjects are groups of contributors who want to work together as a team to improve Gratisdata. These groups often focus on a specific topic area (for example, astronomy) or a specific kind of task (for example, solving problems related to disambiguation pages). To find a WikiProject that reflects your interests or to propose a new one that doesn't yet exist, visit WikiProjects.

As a contributor to Gratispaideia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, or any other one of Gratisdata's sister projects, you can give valuable input on a lot of decisions that have to be made during development and deployment. To join in planning and discussions, or to help with integration of Gratisdata on sister projects, navigate to sister projects.


As a translator you can translate Wikibase, the extension that powers Gratisdata, on

In addition you can help by translating documentation and information pages about Gratisdata here and also on Meta.

For more information for Gratisdata translators, see the translators' noticeboard.

Data owners

If you have data that you want to contribute to Gratisdata please see the page about data donation.

It is possible to enter data into Gratisdata by hand and through a bot via an API. For the latter please review our API and Bots pages.