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Keynote Speakers

This year we have gathered renowned researchers and professionals to present their views on different aspects of open science, focusing on the importance and the strength of our communities.

Robert Terry

Manager Research Policy, TDR, World Health Organization

Robert Terry is a senior strategic and project manager with more than 20 years’ experience in strategy development and implementation. He has specialized knowledge in natural resources development and health research policy in low and high income countries for governmental, non-governmental, philanthropic and UN organizations.


Open science – time to unlock the full potential of the digital age

Malvika Sharan

Community lead of The Turing Way project at The Alan Turing institute

Malvika Sharan is the community lead of The Turing Way project at The Alan Turing institute that is an open source community and guide for reproducible and collaborative data science. She involves and supports a diverse community of contributors - helping them adopt best practices in their research and collaborate within The Turing Way.


Can we reimagine FAIR for building communities in open science?

Laura Rovelli

Associate professor, Humanities & Educational Sciences, National Univ. of La Plata

Laura Rovelli coordinates since 2020 the Latin American Forum for Research Assessment (FOLEC, in Spanish) of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) aiming at consolidating a Latin American space for the transformation of academic evaluation policies and practices in the region.


A turning point in research assessment on the road to open science: an approach from the social sciences in Latin America

Matt Buys

DataCite Executive Director

Born and raised in South Africa, Matt now lives in Amsterdam where he leads the team at DataCite who provide the means to create, find, cite, connect, and use research globally. DataCite is a global community led not-for-profit organization that is supported by organizational members across 48 countries. Prior to joining DataCite, Matt was the Director of Engagement at ORCID where he played an important role in growing the community into an international-scale research effort.


Technology + Engagement = Sustainable Infrastructure