Template:Infobox scientist/Wikidata/doc

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{{Infobox scientist/Wikidata}} may be used to summarize information about a person who is a scientist, medic, engineer, mathematician or (scientific) academic.

This template may also be used as a module (sub-template) of {{Infobox person/Wikidata}}; see Wikipedia:Infobox modules for guidance on such usage.

This version of {{Infobox scientist}} retrieves various parameter values from Wikidata if enabled ("opt-in"), but only in the absence of a locally supplied value. The template calls Module:Wikidata and Module:WikidataIB.

It allows editors at the article level to blacklist various fields so that they do not display. This makes a positive statement that those fields are unsuitable for inclusion in that article's infobox.



Gilean McVean
Scientific career

Just use:

{{infobox scientist/Wikidata | fetchwikidata=ALL}}

and you should get a Wikidata-filled infobox! (Providing the article is linked to a Wikidata entry containing relevant information!). This will by default only fetch information that is sourced on Wikidata. This is an important safeguard for BLPs. The subject's current age (or age at death) will be calculated automatically provided that the dates are sourced and full (i.e. 12 January 1958 not 1958).

General example

{{infobox scientist/Wikidata
 | suppressfields=occupation children
 | dateformat = dmy
 | noicon=false

This will prevent the infobox from displaying the fields for occupation or children. |noicon=false will unsuppress the pencil icons instead of a single "edit on Wikidata" link at the bottom (see McVean, right).


Wikidata-specific parameters
Parameter Effect
fetchwikidata allows a whitelist of fields that may be imported from Wikidata; set to "ALL" for all fields; defaults to none
suppressfields allows a blacklist of fields that may be displayed in this infobox; overrides whitelist; defaults to none
onlysourced rejects Wikidata that is unsourced or only imported from a Wikipedia; values: yes/true/1 or no/false/0; defaults to yes
noicon shuold the pencils be shown false means they should, default is they should not ("on")
list Should multiple items be shown in a list format (use value "ubl" for un-bulleted list) or comma separated (default)

In addition to the parameters available from {{Infobox person/Wikidata}} the following scientist specific parameters are available

Subject-specific parameters
Parameter Wikidata property
thesis decomposition point (P1026)
doctoral_advisors file extension (P184)
academic_advisors rotation period (P1066)
doctoral_students manner of death (P185)
notable_students hair color (P802)
patrons HanCinema person ID (P1962)
author_abbrev_bot destination point (P428)
author_abbrev_zoo posttranslational modification association with (P835)
influences named as (P737)

See also


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the person's details parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia or via a browser tool operated by a reader, to (for example) add the subject to an address book or database. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


Date-of-birth ("bday") information will only be included in the microformat if {{birth date}}, or {{birth date and age}} are used in the infobox. (Do not use these if the date is before 1583). Be cautious about using these if the person is still living, per WP:DOB.

To include a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • bday
  • birthplace
  • category
  • country-name
  • deathdate
  • deathplace
  • extended-address
  • family-name
  • fn (required)
  • given-name
  • honorific-prefix
  • honorific-suffix
  • label
  • locality
  • n
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • role
  • url
  • vcard

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

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