Workshops speakers


Ana Miguéis

Ana Miguéis

Ana Maria Eva Miguéis coordinates the Joint Libraries Service of the University of Coimbra since 2010, a technical support structure and coordination of the libraries of this University. Over the last 20 years she has developed her activity as a librarian and in the Information Science field, first associated to the Health Libraries and more recently to the university Libraries. She lectured at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra and has a master’s degree on Repositories and Open Access. She has been participating in different projects and activities, organizing international meetings and conferences or coordinating national working groups.

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Arjan de Rooy

Arjan de Rooy

ARJAN DE ROOY is scholarly publishing consultant at the University Library of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He has a master degree in IT and Law. He has extensive experience as a medical and law librarian. His current role focuses on supporting all aspects of scholarly publishing for the research community of the Vrije University, with an emphasis on Open Access and legal and copyright issues. He is legal advisor for the Association of Dutch Universities Open Access pilot and project leader for the local pilot at the Vrije Universiteit. Arjan is one of the editors of OA.NL, the National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access.

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Arnaud Gingold

Arnaud Gingold is currently a Project Officer for OPERAS and a Project Manager for CO-OPERAS based at OpenEdition in Marseille, France. With a dual background in Linguistics and Digital resources management, he started working in University Libraries, focusing on digital resources, and was then a Digital Curator for a CNRS Open Archive, before becoming Technical Coordinator for the HIRMEOS project on Open Access publishing innovation. In OPERAS RI coordination team, his focus is on FAIR data and LOD.

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Benedikt Fecher

Benedikt Fecher

Since 2017, Benedikt Fecher has headed the “Knowledge and Society” research programme at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. The programme addresses issues at the interfaces of science and digitisation. Benedikt is also co-editor of the blog journal Elephant in the Lab, which critically examines the scientific system, and a member of the editorial board of Publications, an open access journal. In his research, Benedikt deals with questions concerning the governance of science and innovation, in particular with the topics of impact and third mission, open science/open access and research infrastructures.

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Bruno Neves

Bruno Neves

Bruno Neves has a Master's degree in Information, Communication and New Media from the University of Coimbra and a degree in Archival and Library Science from the same university. He has been working in the Joint Libraries Service of the University of Coimbra since 2009, with functions of management and administration of scientific information systems. He also participated in the development of the UC Digitalis and more recently in the renewed AlmaMater, a digital library of the University of Coimbra’s Old Document Collection.

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Delfim Leão

Delfim Leão

Delfim F. Leão is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies and researcher at the Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies at the University of Coimbra. His main areas of scientific interest are ancient history, law and political theory of the Greeks, theatrical pragmatics, and the ancient novel. He also has a deep interest in Digital Humanities. He has published around 200 works in international journals, books and book chapters. Other scientific and professional activities include the development of two specialized digital platforms: the Classica Digitalia (since 2008) and the UC Digitalis (since 2011). He was (2011-2014) the President of the Portuguese Association of Higher Education Presses, and is (2011-) the Director of Coimbra University Press and the Portuguese representative (2017-) at the OPERAS consortium core group (http://operas.hypotheses.org/partners). He is currently Vice-Rector for Culture and Open Science at Coimbra University (2019-), and is the responsible in Portugal for the project TRIPLE.

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Elena Giglia

Elena Giglia

Elena Giglia, PhD, Masters’ Degree in Librarianship and Masters’ Degree in Public Institutions Management. is Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin. In June 2019, she was appointed as a member of the Working Group “Open Science” at the Ministry for Higher Education and Research (MIUR). She is a member of the “Open Access working group” at CRUI - Conference of Italian Universities Rectors, of AISA, Italian Association for Open Science, and of IOSSG, Italian Open Science Support Group. She attends national and international conferences, and writes and lectures on Open Access and Open Science. She takes part as expert in several EU Workshops on Open Access and Open Science, and has been part of the European Open Science networking for many years. She coordinates the CO-OPERAS Implementation Network in GO FAIR and represents Italy in the OPERAS consortium. She serves in the Scientific Committee of Open Edition Italia and in the Scientific Committee of the international OAI-CERN workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication. Since 2017 she is one of the two Italian NOADs for the OpenAIRE H2020 project.

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Emma Harris

Emma Harris

Dr Emma Harris' research background is in cultural history, specifically the fear of technology, but her career has moved from science fiction to science fact. Working in research project management she has become an enthusiast for open science, RRI, and science communication through research management roles including, Ethics Manager on the Human Brain Project and Research Integrity Officer at De Montfort University. Moving to Berlin from the UK in 2017, she now works in the Communications Department at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine. She is a Project Manager and Training Developer working on designing open science training and materials for the ORION Open Science Project.

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Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Erzsébet works as the Open Science Officer of DARIAH-EU where she is responsible for fostering and implementing policies and practices related to the open dissemination of research results in the humanities. She received her PhD in Cultural Linguistics and also has a background in scholarly communication. She blogs at: https://dariahopen.hypotheses.org/.

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Frances Madden

Frances Madden

Frances Madden is Research Identifiers Lead at The British Library, overseeing the Library's contribution to the FREYA project. Her role includes looking at integrating persistent identifiers into the Library's systems and representing the humanities and social sciences sectors within FREYA. Prior to joining the BL, Frances worked as a research data manager and an archivist at King's College London and Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Franco Niccolucci

Franco Niccolucci

Franco Niccolucci is the director of VAST-LAB research laboratory at PIN in Prato, Italy. A former professor at the University of Florence until 2008, he has directed the Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, until 2013. Prof Niccolucci has coordinated several EU-funded projects on the applications of Information Technology to Archaeology, and is currently the coordinator of ARIADNEplus, a research infrastructure on archaeological data. His main research interests concern knowledge organization of archaeological documentation and the communication of cultural heritage. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of JOCCH, the ACM Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage. He has authored about 100 papers and book chapters.

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Francoise Genova

Francoise Genova

Ms. Genova is one of the founders of the astronomical Virtual Observatory initiative, chaired the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) Executive Board in 2006-2007, and has led operations in France since 2004. She has also coordinated several related European projects on behalf of CNRS.

Director of the Strasbourg astronomical data centre from 1995 to 2015, Ms Genova led the Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability Work Package of the European ASTERICS Cluster, the aim of which was to optimise the use of data coming from the astronomical and astroparticle physics ESFRIs and other large projects. Currently, for the European ESCAPE Cluster, she is leading the implementation task to apply FAIR principles to ESFRI data in preparation for connecting ESFRI projects to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

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Gonçalo Praça

Gonçalo Praça

Gonçalo Praça has a BSc in Social and Cultural Antropology (FCSH-Universidade Nova de Lisboa), a MSc in Social Anthropology (ISCTE-IUL). He has developed ethnographic work in social studies of science and technology, in the Portugueses Meteorological Office, and on environmental controversies between citizens, experts and policy-makers. In Ciência Viva, he has been working in science with and for society, responsible research and innovation and co-creation projects (e.g., Sea for Society, NERRI, RRI Tools, FIT4RRI, SISCODE). He also works as translator and copy editor.

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Helena Cousijn

Helena Cousijn

Helena Cousijn is Community Engagement and Communications Director and responsible for all outreach activities at DataCite, a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. She's committed to DataCite's mission of enabling data sharing and reuse and is especially passionate about data citation.

Before joining DataCite, Helena worked as Senior Product Manager for Research Data Management Solutions at Elsevier. She holds a DPhil in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. Helena is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Hylke Koers

Hylke Koers

Dr Hylke Koers heads up the Data Management Services group at SURFsara, an innovative team that develops services to help universities and other research-intensive institutes manage their research data in a robust, safe, easy and cost-effective way.

Hylke joined SURF in 2018; prior to that he was a Product Manager and Product Director at Elsevier, working on innovations to the article format such as interactive plots, 3D viewers, and the Virtual Microscope. He also served as co-chair of the ICSU-WDS/RDA Working Group that created the Scholix framework, an emerging industry standard for linking research data and the literature.

Before joining Elsevier in 2010, Hylke received a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam and served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan

I direct the Research Data Services project in the federal government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) programme of works which aims to lead, build and reinforce service and support maturity on the infrastructure capability delivered through the federally funded NCRIS Research Data Storage Infrastructure project. This project evaluates, coordinates, and monitors progress on several sub-projects delivered via a network of eResearch support groups around Australia.

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Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi

Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi

Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (Graz University of Technology) and deputy group leader of the Open and Reproducible Research Group (ORRG). She has a PhD. in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology. Her research interests include Social Computing, Complex Networks, Agent Based Modelling, Computational Social Science, Web Science and Open Science.

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Jessica Parland-von Essen

Jessica Parland-von Essen

Dr Jessica Parland-von Essen , Ph.D., is Senior Coordinator in the group for Services for Research at CSC. She has a degree in Library and information Science and is also adjunct professor of History at the University of Helsinki. She has been working with the national Finnish Open Science and Research Initiatives since 2014, and has been active in Knowledge Exchange work for Open Scholarship. Dr Parland-von Essen has produced several guides for Open Science and co-authored a national landscape report on persistent identifiers. Currently she is chairing the national work for research data citation and is responsible for the work package 'FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Services' in the FAIRsFAIR project.

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Just de Leeuwe

Just de Leeuwe

JUST DE LEEUWE graduated in Economic and Social History at the University of Amsterdam followed by a degree in Information Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He worked for a number of years as an information professional. Today he is publishing advisor at the University Library of Delft University of Technology. For researchers he's the principal contact for their concerns on open access publishing. Just is appointed as the Dutch National Open Access Desk in the current OpenAIRE program. He is also a consultant for students, teachers and scientists on copyright issues, scientific integrity and plagiarism. As an historian he continues to publish articles and monographs publishes on urban history.

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Nataliia Sokolovska

Nataliia Sokolovska

Nataliia Sokolovska is a researcher and project manager in the program “Science and Society” at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin. Her research interests focus primarily on scientific impact and knowledge transfer between academia and stakeholders from politics, media, economy and civil society. She is one of the editors of the blog journal “Elephant in the Lab” that deals with current problems of the scientific system. Furthermore, Nataliia is representing the HIIG in the "GO FAIR Implementation Network: Open Interfaces for Increased Visibility of Research Results" which aims to identify standards for adequate data discovery interfaces.

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Odile Hologne

Odile Hologne

Odile Hologne is delegate for scientific and technical information at the French Institute for Agricultural Research – www.inra.fr/en where she has responsibility for implementing open access and open data policy and services. She is thus involved in many international working groups dealing with open science in the agri-food sector and these include GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition), RDA (Research Data Alliance) and GO FAIR.

An expert consultant to RDA Europe 3 and coordinator of the H2020 project eROSA “Towards an e-infrastructure roadmap for open science in agriculture” www.erosa.aginfra.eu, Ms. Hologne co-chairs the “Collège données” https://www.ouvrirlascience.fr/research-data-college/ of the French National Plan for Open Science, and is a member of the GO FAIR executive board. She is also in the EOSC Secretariat working group which is designing the rules of participation for EOSC users, providers and operators.

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Olga Glumac

Olga Glumac

Olga Glumac is a consultant working in the international area at the Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) in Porto, Portugal. She is working in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation, Policy Design, Urban development, Cultural Heritage, International and Intercultural Dialogue and Cooperation through Horizon 2020 projects such as: Nano2ALL (nano2all.eu), SISCODE (siscodeproject.eu), VIDA (vidaproject.eu), Lab for Urban Renaturing of Bragança supported by Designscapes (Designscapes.eu); and EuropeAid projects such as Support to participation in EU Programmes – Serbia.

Olga is a PhD holder in area of Design (Social Design & Innovation), implemented under four-year scholarship of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), as a joint degree between the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro. She is a practitioner of co-creation (i.e. codesign and co-production). Her passion is design-led innovation, research and policy making with and for local actors of micro, meso and macro communities.

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Pedro Príncipe

Pedro Príncipe

Pedro Príncipe is Head of Division at University of Minho Documentation Services. Coordinates the Open Science Projects Office: OpenAIRE Advance, FOSTERPlus, FIT4RRI, FAIRsFAIR and RCAAP projects. In OpenAIRE Advance project he is working as support and training manager and Dashboard for Content Providers product manager, and is participating in the guidelines team and other technical tasks, as the usage statistics and the funder information services. He also had participation in several FP7 projects related with Open Access and repositories: NECOBELAC, OpenAIRE2020, OpenAIRE-connect, MedOANET, OpenAIREplus, and PASTEUR4OA. Graduated in New Communication Technologies and with training in information science and documentation, he previously worked during ten years as librarian and web content manager at University of Aveiro. He has been involved in COAR Working Group on Repository Interoperability, and acting as member of the COAR Controlled Vocabularies Editorial Board. He was member of the National Executive Council of the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and documentalists (BAD) from 2011 to 2016 and in BAD is also Coordinator of the Academic Libraries working Group since 2014. He was recently appointed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education to integrate the national working group on Portuguese Open Science Policy. Pedro Principe is also the chair of the Portuguese RDM Forum, annual event organized since 2016 to promote RDM strategies services in Portugal.

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Peter Kraker

Peter Kraker

Dr. Peter Kraker is the founder and chairman of Open Knowledge Maps, a charitable non-profit dedicated to dramatically increasing the visibility of research findings for science and society alike. To this end, Open Knowledge Maps operates the world’s largest visual search engine for research. Peter is a member of the GO FAIR executive board, coordinator of the GO FAIR Implementation Network on Discovery, and a core team member of the Open Science Network Austria (OANA). A long-time open science advocate, he is known for coining the term Open Methodology and for his leading role in creating The Vienna Principles – A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. Prior to founding Open Knowledge Maps, Peter was a senior researcher at Know-Center, Austria’s leading research center for data-driven business and big data analytics, managing the topic of Open Science.

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Rachael Kotarski

Rachael Kotarski

Rachael is the Head of Research Infrastructure Services at the British Library. After a brief stint developing data and image services with an Open Access publisher, Rachael joined the British Library and has been working on developing data-focussed services for 10 years. The bulk of this time has been delivering DataCite to UK organisations and building the UK community around data citation. Now with a broadened remit covering data, persistent identifiers, repository, scholarly comms and discovery services, Rachael is also part of the H2020-funded FREYA project.

In terms of the FAIR working group, Rachael brings expertise in persistent identifiers (PIDs) and PID services, and how they can be applied to support and enable FAIR outputs. Coming from the UK’s National Library, Rachael also has insight into the view of FAIR from the arts, cultural heritage and humanities domain.

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Rebecca Kahn

Rebecca Kahn

Rebecca Kahn completed her PhD in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College, London in 2016, with a study on how digital transformation manifests in the documentation, data models and internal ontologies of cultural heritage institutions, and how the identity of an institution can be traced and observed throughout their digital assets. Her current work explores digitisation in museums and archives, and the ways in which knowledge representation changes in these institutions as they and their materials become digital.

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Sascha Friesike

Sascha Friesike

Sascha Friesike is Professor of Digital Innovation Design at the Berlin University of the Arts and Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society. He is also an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Friesike is an industrial engineer and holds a doctorate in innovation management from the University of St.Gallen. He spent a year of his doctorate in Stanford, USA. He then helped to establish the Humboldt Institute in Berlin, where he was Head of Research until 2016. He was Professor of Business Administration at the University of Würzburg from 2014 to 2016 and Assistant Professor of Digital Innovation at the VU University in Amsterdam from 2017 to 2019. His research focuses on the role digital plays when something new is created. He examines the role of digitalization in academic research or looks at how creative people remix existing concepts to create something new.

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Tobias Weigel

Tobias Weigel

Dr. Weigel has a background in geoinformatics and computer science and works at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in the area of e-infrastructures at European and international level.
An advocate of persistent identifiers, machine-interpretable metadata and reusable software components for data management, Dr. Weigel has a strong interest in building innovative solutions across domains, and harnessing computer science concepts to make work with research data more productive and open.

Dr. Weigel has been extensively involved in data infrastructure projects, both cross-domain (EUDAT, EOSC-hub) and Earth System science specific (ESGF, IS-ENES). In EUDAT, he was responsible for the B2HANDLE service, which provides identifiers for cross-service data management and reaps the benefits of an identifier graph across multiple EOSC services.

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Tony Ross-Hellhauer

Tony Ross-Hellhauer

Tony Ross-Hellauer is leader of the Open and Reproducible Research Group at Graz University of Technology, Senior Researcher at Know-Center GmbH, and Editor-in-Chief of the MDPI open access journal ‘Publications.’ His research focuses on a range of issues related to open science evaluation, skills, policy, governance, monitoring and infrastructure. Tony has a PhD in Information Studies (University of Glasgow, 2012), as well as degrees in Information and Library Studies and Philosophy. He is coordinator of the H2020 project ON-MERRIT, researching issues of equity in Open Science. He is former Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE, co-author of the Open Science Training Handbook, and a core member of Research Data Alliance Austria, Open Access Network Austria and the Austrian Open Science Support Group. He co-leads Transpose, a grassroots initiative to build a crowdsourced database of journal policies for preprints and peer review.

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Zoe Ingram

Zoe Ingram

Zoe Ingram has a bachelor‘s degree in Education Science, specialized in Adult Education and Further Education. Presently she is completing her master’s thesis on the didactical task of program planning and course development within research institutes. Before and during her studies Zoe has worked in project management and coordination and has experience in property reconstruction and management in Berlin. On her personal journey and educational path, theater has played an essential role. Trying to combine the strengths of the art of presence and performance with learning and development, Zoe contributes to ORION with her pedagogical knowledge and supports training delivery and development to identify and maximize outcomes.

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