Appropedia allows, welcomes and already hosts great amounts of original research. This is one of the main differences between Appropedia and Wikipedia.
While scientific rigor is encouraged, readers are advised that articles are generally not peer reviewed. However, Appropedia has been shown to be a useful platform for open source research in sustainability.
Some (but not all) types of original content on Appropedia are:
Appropedia also allows and welcomes content that is not original research. Some (but not all) types of content that do not constitute original research are:
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- Wikipedia:Project:No original research - Wikipedia policy
- Wikiversity:Project:Original research - Wikiversity policy
- Wikibooks:Project:Original research - Wikibooks policy draft
- Wikipedia:Original research - Wikipedia article on original research