Workshops speakers


Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi

Alessia Bardi is a researcher at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR). She completed her PhD in Information Engineering at the Engineering Ph.D. School "Leonardo da Vinci" of the University of Pisa in 2016. She has been involved in several EC funded projects for the realisation and operation of aggregative data infrastructures for research communities in the Humanities and Studies of the past (e.g. HOPE - Heritage of the People's Europe, PARTHENOS, Ariadne+) and in support of Open Access and Open Science (e.g. OpenAIRE, OpenUP). Her research interests include service-oriented architectures, data and metadata interoperability and data infrastructures for e-science and scholarly communication.

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Amir Aryani

Amir Aryani

Amir Aryani is on the board of Research Graph Foundation, and the head of SODA Lab in the Swinburne University of Technology (Australia). Amir has experience with large-scale and cross-institution projects in Australia and Europe. His track records include collaboration with high-profile international institutions such as British Library, ORCID, DataCite, National Computation Infrastructure (NCI), and Institution for the Social Sciences in Germany (GESIS).

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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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Angus Whyte

Angus Whyte

Dr Angus Whyte is a Senior Research Data Specialist at the Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh. Current responsibilities include identifying needs for skills and practices in FAIR data stewardship, and providing guidance for researchers and others to introduce FAIR principles into their practice. Angus has a background in research and consultancy to support stakeholder engagement in research institutions. Previously he conducted social informatics research in online policy development and consultation.

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Annabel Grant

Annabel Grant, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager. Annabel joined GÉANT in 2012 and has over 20 years' experience of project and programme management of regional, national and EC funded projects. She leads Stakeholder Engagement activities in the GN4-3 project including all aspects of stakeholder engagement, community building, requirements gathering and feedback and is the lead coordinator for collaboration activities with other e-infrastructures. Additionally she contributes to a number of EOSC related projects including EOSC Secretariat. For over 10 years she managed a portfolio of funding programmes and innovation initiatives for early-stage technology SMEs and university spin-outs in the Cambridge Cluster.

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Antónia Correia

Antónia Correia

Antónia Correia works as an information specialist for FIT4RRI project for the Open Access Projects’ Office of Minho University. She has extensive experience working in academic libraries and supporting researchers in scientific publishing, visibility and evaluation. She collaborates with Universidade Nova de Lisboa’s Doctoral School in the Information Literacy and Research Data Management courses. Working for FOSTER Plus project, she coordinated the Portuguese translation of the Open Science Training Handbook and collaborated in the Open Science Training Toolkit. She’s part of the OpenAIRE’s Community of Practice for training coordinators and managers and Research Data Alliance’s Portuguese Node. Research interests are all subjects related to Open Science, Research Data Management, Scholarly Publication and Research Assessment.

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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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Birgit Schmidt

Birgit Schmidt

Dr Birgit Schmidt leads the Knowledge Commons unit at the Göttingen State and University Library, University of Göttingen (UGOE), and coordinates Open Science projects and activities with a focus on policies, e-infrastructures, training and implementation support. Her activities build bridges between policies and the practical implementation of Open Science at Campus Göttingen. She is a member of the LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) board and the Library Carpentry Advisory Group, and contributes to several international committees (e.g. Research Data Alliance, Knowledge Exchange, The Guild). Previously, she acted as Scientific Manager of the European OpenAIRE project and as Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). She has a background in Mathematics and Philosophy, and a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Science. She regularly speaks and teaches on Open Science topics. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8036-5859

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Brigitte Mathiak

Brigitte Mathiak

Brigitte Mathiak is a professor for Digital Humanities and Speaker of the Data Center for the Humanities at the University of Cologne. She is also employed at GESIS – Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences as a senior scientist. Her current research interests are usability, research infrastructure and the interplay between the two.

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Celia W.G. van Gelder

Celia W.G. van Gelder

Dr. Celia W.G. van Gelder is a chemist by training and obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. She is the Training Programme Manager of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL), which is also the Dutch ELIXIR  Node. She is an education manager, coordinator and trainer with extensive experience in initiating and managing bioinformatics education projects at institute (Radboud University and Radboudumc Nijmegen), national (NBIC, DTL, ELIXIR-NL, BioSB Research School) and international level (co-lead ELIXIR Training Platform, Executive Board member of GOBLET).  Target audiences for training projects  include high school students and teachers (http://www.bioinformaticsatschool.eu/), BSc & MSc students,  PhD students and other life science researchers.
Within DTL, FAIR data training activities (https://www.dtls.nl/training-and-education/data-related-training/) have a prominent place and they are set up by the DTL/ELIXIR-NL community.

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Cristina Ribeiro

Cristina Ribeiro

Cristina Ribeiro is an Associate Professor with the Department of Informatics Engineering of FEUP, University of Porto, and a senior researcher at INESC TEC. She teaches courses in Informatics Engineering and Information Science programmes. Research Data Management is the core of her current research activity in the context of project TAIL, on research data management workflows for data publication, and EPISA, on data modelling and information extraction for cultural heritage. From 2016 to 2017 she was a member of the Working Group for the National Policy on Open Science of the Secretary of State of Science, Technology and Higher Education and currently coordinates the Portuguese node of the Research Data Alliance.

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Daniel Bangert

Daniel Bangert

Dr Daniel Bangert is a Scientific Manager in the Knowledge Commons unit of the Göttingen State and University Library, University of Göttingen (UGOE). He is a librarian and researcher, working on projects related to Open Science and research data management. He coordinates UGOE’s contribution to RDA Europe 4.0: the European plug-in to the Research Data Alliance and participates in other European projects such as FAIRsFAIR and OpenAIRE Advance. Previously based in Australia, his background includes roles in data librarianship, repository services and scholarly communications. Daniel holds qualifications in information management, music performance and musicology. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4981-2870

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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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Dimitris Pierrakos

Dimitris Pierrakos

Dr. Dimitris Pierrakos holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Athens and he works as a Research Assistant at "Athena" Research and Innovation Center. He received his BSc. in Physics from the University of Athens and his MSc. degree in Information Technology from University College London. He has participated in many European and national research projects and has published several articles on scientific journals. His research interests lie in the areas of user modelling, data mining and usage analytics.

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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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Elli Papadopoulou

Elli Papadopoulou

Librarian and Information Systems specialist at the Institute for the Management of Information Systems Athena Research Center, Greece.
OpenAIRE NOADs coordinator for Greece and RDA Europe Greek Node manager. Also involved in the Greek Project "HELIX" concerning the development of the Greek Digital Infrastructure for Research. Active member of several RDA Groups, particularly promoting the work of the Early Career Engagement Interest Group (IG) as one of the co-chairs.
Open Science and data enthusiast and advocate. Research interests are focused on Open Access, Open Science, FAIR Research Data Management, Digital Preservation and Citizen Science.Forthcoming: Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The CookbookTop 10 FAIR Data & Software Things: Guide for Nanotechnology.

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Ellen Leenarts

Ellen Leenarts

Ellen is project manager and coordinator Training and Consultancy at DANS. In the past few years she has been involved in several European projects; for European Open Science Cloud in EOSCpilot, OpenAIRE, EUDAT and EOSC-hub. Also other projects like the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, Social Sciences Data Archives Consortium (Training) and SSHOC (Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud). Most of these projects have a training component that Ellen has been working on, e.g. the taskforce Research Data Management of National Open Access Desks in OpenAIRE or the Community of Practice of training coordinators (OpenAIRE) and new learning resources like the Data Management Expert Guide for CESSDA.

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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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Francisco J. Núñez-Benjumea

Francisco J. Núñez-Benjumea

Francisco J. Núñez-Benjumea, MSc. Telecommunications Engineer, MSc in Electronics, Signal Processing and Communications and PhD student in Learning Healthcare Systems at the University of Seville. Senior researcher on Health Informatics at the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville and Virgen del Rocío University Hospital. Executive Coordinator of the EU H2020 FAIR4Health project. Member of the Research Data Alliance, involved in several Interest Groups and Working Groups related to health informatics. Member of AENOR CTN139 of Information Technologies and Communications for Health. Participant in the EIP-AHA Action Group B3 (European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging). He has 9 years of experience as a researcher in health informatics projects at regional, national and European level. His work resulted in 30+ scientific contributions in national and international journals and congresses.

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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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Friedel Grant

Friedel Grant

Friedel Grant is Senior Communications Advisor at LIBER, Europe’s largest network of research libraries. With nearly 20 years of communications and engagement experience, Friedel knows the importance of producing material which is clear, concise and useful. She loves cutting through jargon to make key messages shine and has a knack for creating many types of content, from factsheets and reports to infographics, videos and webinars. Through all of her work, Friedel believes in the power of community and loves collaborating with LIBER’s network to make a plan come together.She believes that everyone should have full and equal access to knowledge, and is proud to contribute to the work libraries are doing in this area through her role at LIBER. Before joining LIBER, Friedel worked as a journalist for the Financial Times and Reuters and on Europeana’s Communications & Marketing team.Friedel holds a Masters in International Journalism from City University, and is working towards a Masters in Corporate Communications at Erasmus University.

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Gina Pavone

Gina Pavone

Gina Pavone works at ISTI/CNR as OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk and RDA National Node Responsible. She is a journalist and expert of data analysis, she has written for various Italian newspapers and magazines. She has studied data and visual journalism, and she has also attended a master course in big data analytics at the University of Pisa. She has worked as data journalist and she has done some advocacy work on transparency and openness of public data, in particular budget data from the public administration.

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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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Heinrich Widmann

Heinrich Widmann

Heinrich Widmann is a scientific programmer at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ). He has many years of experience in data management and data processing not only within climate research, but also in European interdisciplinary projects. Within the data infrastructure project EUDAT he developed as product manager the metadata catalogue and discovery service EUDAT-B2FIND and is leading the task 'Data Access and Discovery' within EOSC-hub. At DKRZ he is mainly working on the operational long-term archiving of climate data at WDCC.

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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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Ilaria Fava

Ilaria Fava

Ilaria works at the Göttingen State and University Library as project officer for OpenAIRE and RDA Europe. In her capacity as OpenAIRE outreach officer, she's part of several collaboration activities with other projects and initiatives, including the EOSC Portal.

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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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Ina Blümel

Ina Blümel

Ina Blümel is Professor of Information Science at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and research group leader at TIB - German National Library of Science and Technology, where she helped to establish the Competence Center for Nontextual Materials and the Open Science Lab. She is a trained architect and holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from Humboldt University Berlin. Ina carries out experimental research and development in the field of open science, preferably involving junior scientists and students, Wikimedia and other communities outside the ivory tower with dedication to free knowledge. Her focus areas are collaborative knowledge creation and its interplay with machine-based methods, information modeling and contextualization as well as decentralized approaches for knowledge and data. She likes to investigate the relationship between digitisation and the intersectional points of science and society.

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Ingrid Dillo

Ingrid Dillo

Dr Ingrid Dillo is Deputy Director at DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services) in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in history and has worked in the field of policy development for the last 30 years, including as senior policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the National Library of the Netherlands (KB). Among her areas of expertise are research data management and the certification of digital repositories. Ingrid is Co Chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council. She is also Treasurer of the Board of CoreTrustSeal (CTS) and Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee of the ISC/World Data System (WDS). Ingrid is project coordinator of the European H2020 project FAIRsFAIR.

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Irene Rodrigues

Irene Rodrigues

Irene Pimenta Rodrigues has a Computer Science Phd by FCT/UNL, 1995, is Associate Professor in Universidade de Évora. Research interest: Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Representation, Databases, Information Retrieval.

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Iryna Kuchma

Iryna Kuchma

Iryna Kuchma is the Open Access Programme Manager for EIFL. Working in collaborations with libraries and library consortia in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, she advocates for open access to research results, supports the development and implementation of open science policies and infrastructures, provides support and training.
Iryna coordinates OpenAIRE’s Open Science training and Community of Practice for training coordinators and managers. Iryna is also a member of Coalition Publi.ca International Committee, DSpace Community Advisory Team and the NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) Board of Directors.

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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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João Mendes Moreira

João Mendes Moreira

João Mendes Moreira has a degree in computer science. He has 20 years of experience managing infrastructures and advanced services aimed at the national Research and Education community. Presently he is the Head of Scientific information of FCCN, a unit of the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal. This area comprises the Online Library of Knowledge (b-on), the Portuguese Open Access Initiative - RCAAP (Portuguese Open Access Scientific Repository) and the Portuguese Current Research Information Ecosystem (PTCRIS). He is member of several committees and working groups: : EOSC Board, DSpace Steering Committe, SCOAP3 Repository Steering and Support Working Group.

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João Miranda

João Miranda

João Luís de Miranda is Adjunct Professor (tenured) at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão of Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre (ESTG/IPP), Portugal, and researcher in Optimization methods and Process Systems Engineering (PSE) at Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente of Instituto Superior Técnico (CERENA/IST). He is teaching for two decades in the Mathematics group (e.g.: Calculus, Numerical Analysis, Operations Research, Quantitative Methods, Multivariate Analysis, Statistics) and is Author/Editor of diverse publications in Optimization, PSE, and Education subjects in Engineering and OR/MS contexts. He is also interested in strengthening his research topics through international cooperation in multidisciplinary frameworks.

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Jochen Schirrwagen

Jochen Schirrwagen

Jochen Schirrwagen works as project coordinator at Bielefeld University Library in Germany and is thus involved in the Open Access / Open Science infrastructure projects of the library, such as BASE and OpenAIRE. Jochen is particularly interested in vocabulary and metadata management technologies, usage statistics and the discovery of research results. He is involved in working groups of the German Initiative for Networked Information (DINI) and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). Jochen holds a degree in Computer Engineering.

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Johana Chylíková

Johana Chylíková

Johana Chylíková, Ph.D. is a sociologist focused on survey research methods. As a post-doc in the Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA), she carries out her own methodological research and cooperates in data management training activities of the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA).

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Jos van Wezel

Jos van Wezel

Jos van Wezel is computational biologist and computer scientist with experience in supporting researchers and research with IT solutions from novel computing infrastructures. He has done so in leading functions at universities and computer centers in the Netherlands and Germany and is now a senior scientist and community manager at KIT. He worked on the design, construction and operation of scientific data centers and on storage and research data management services in national and international projects. His research activities focus on research data management and data preservation. He worked in EU Grid, EUDAT, EUDAT2020, EOSCpilot projects in various responsibilities and is currently involved in the EOSC-secretariat, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC-Synergy and EOSC-hub projects.

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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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Katrine Düring Davidsen

Katrine Düring Davidsen

Katrine is the coordinator of research support services at Aarhus University Library, Aarhus University (Emdrup Campus). Katrine manages the project “Open Science Skills in Danish Research Libraries”, funded by Denmark’s Electronic Research Library (DEFF). The project aims to investigate which skills are required in libraries when it comes to research support in Open Science, Digital Methods, and Data Management.

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Katrine Flindt Holmstrand

Katrine Flindt Holmstrand

Katrine works as a project manager at DTU Library, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Her activities within Open Science at DTU include the implementation of an institutional RDM policy, the implementation of an institutional research data repository, catalogue and archive, the development of research library services for RDM and Citizen Science, and the development of RDM and RCR courses. Katrine is DTU’s representative in EuroTech and project manager for the nationally developed eLearning modules for RDM.

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Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley

Kevin Ashley is Director of the Digital Curation Center.
The DCC provides services for data management planning; advice and guidance; training; consultancy on all aspects of data management and reuse; and engagement in international projects such as EOSCPilot, FOSTER+, FAIR's FAIR & FAIR4Health. He’s vice-chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition, co-chair of RDA's OAB and chair of the SSI advisory board.
Kevin’s career has been spent in supporting research. At ULCC his team delivered delivered digital preservation services to organisations including the UK National Archives and the British Library and developed training, including the award-winning DPTP. His career began in a medical research unit devoted to innovative uses of IT in the support of clinical research and practice.

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Kerstin Helbig

Kerstin Helbig

Kerstin Helbig is research data management coordinator at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She assists researchers in the management of their research data and organizes training as well as information sessions. In her former position she was a research associate at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, where she was responsible for the further development of the used metadata schema and supported researchers in the registration of their research data. Since September 2016, Kerstin has been a member of the DINI-nestor research data working group steering committee and since March 2018 she is a member of the executive board of the German Research Data Alliance node (RDA-DE e.V.). She supports and promotes national and international research data management activities, especially in the area of training and data management planning.

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Lene Krøl Andersen

Lene Krøl Andersen

Lene Krøl Andersen is the head of DeIC eScience Center in Denmark. She has a research background within natural sciences alongside her MBA degree. Lene Krøl Andersen has lead the establishment of the national eScience Center in Denmark, which guides the Danish researchers to both local and national eScience resources, contact points, organisational eScience support, access support to supercomputing facilities, competence building etc..

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Maaike de Jong

Maaike de Jong

Dr Maaike de Jong is a project leader and researcher in open science at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW) in the Netherlands. She develops and manages international projects in open science and open data, which include developing e-infrastructure and tools, giving training and organising events to promote sharing and connecting research data among researchers and other stakeholders. She currently leads the engagement work package of FREYA, an EU project on persistent identifiers. Maaike has a background in biological sciences and continues her involvement in research as a visiting researcher at the University of Bristol.

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Mareike Christina Harms Buss

Mareike Christina Harms Buss

Mareike works as an information specialist at CBS Library, Copenhagen Business School. Her activities within Open Science at CBS include the drafting and implementation of an institutional RDM policy as well as the development of institutional RDM services and RDM courses for researchers. Together with Karsten Kryger Hansen and Lea Sztuk Haahr she is co-author of “A FAIRy Tale: A Fake Story in a Trustworthy Guide to the FAIR Principles for Research Data” (http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2248200).

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Maria Cruz

Maria Cruz

Maria Cruz is currently the Community Manager Research Data Management at the Library of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Previously, she worked at the Library of the Delft University of Technology and 4TU.Centre for Research Data. She has a PhD and research background in astronomy and astrophysics and over 10 years of experience in scholarly publishing and communication. She served as astronomy and space science editor at Science magazine for over five years. From October 2019, she will take a position at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research as Policy Adviser Open Science.

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Maria Fernanda Rollo

Maria Fernanda Rollo

PhD in Contemporary History. Professor and Coordinator of the Doctorate in History, Archeology and Documentary Sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon. Researcher and former President of the Institute for Contemporary History. Former Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education(2016-2018) having promoted a policy and defined a national strategy for open science. Coordinates research projects and has several texts published in the areas of Economic and Social History, History of Portugal, and history of innovation and organization of science. Coordinator of postgraduate studies in Management and Policy of Science and Technology.
Maria Manuel Borges

Maria Manuel Borges

Maria Manuel Borges is an Associate Professor in Information Science and co-coordinator of the Digital Humanities Group at the Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra. She is the Head of Department of Philosophy, Communication and Information. She is a member of the Interministerial Working Group, sub-group Research Assessment to advise the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education about the strategic orientation for the National Open Science initiative. She is also a member of the Research Data Alliance and a member of the board supported by the University of Coimbra of the node RDA.pt

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Maria Vicente

Maria Vicente

Maria holds a PhD in Neuroscience and was responsible for the Science Education programme at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal, between 2015 and 2017. Since 2017, she has been the Scientific Coordinator of Open Science Hub - Portugal, aimed at bringing together science, technology and innovation with the daily-life of local communities, with a strong focus on Open Schooling and Social Innovation. In the next couple of weeks, Maria Vicente will be moving to Leiden University, where she will be the Coordinator of the H2020 Open Science Hub project.

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Marilena Daquino

Marilena Daquino

Marilena is Research Associate at the Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre (/DH.arc) of the University of Bologna. She holds a PhD in Library and Information Science. She worked as metadata specialist at the Multimedia Research Centre (CRR-MM), and as research assistant in Digital Humanities at the University of Bologna. Currently, she is Managing Editor of the academic journal Umanistica Digitale, she works as a consultant for the Federico Zeri Archive of the University of Bologna and she is currently involved in “The Open Biomedical Citations in Context Corpus” project to enhance the OpenCitations Graph with annotated in-text references and citation functions.

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Markus Stocker

Markus Stocker is Head of the Knowledge Infrastructures Research Group at the TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology. He holds a PhD in Environmental Informatics from the University of Eastern Finland; a MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Eastern Finland; and a Diploma (MSc) in Informatics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests lie at the intersection between research infrastructures and research communities, and how such infrastructures acquire, maintain, and share scientific knowledge about human and natural worlds.

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Marta Teperek

Marta Teperek

Marta did a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge. In 2015 she joined the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of Cambridge and led the creation and development of the Research Data Management Facility, which supported researchers in good management and sharing of research data. In 2017 Marta moved to TU Delft in Netherlands, where she is leading the Data Stewardship project. Marta serves on the Editorial Board of the Data Science Journal and Co-Chairs the Research Data Alliance Libraries for Research Data Interest Group. She regularly publishes blog posts and peer-reviewed publications on topics of data management and open science and is professionally active on Twitter.
Twitter: @martateperek
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8520-5598

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Martin Fenner

Martin Fenner

Martin Fenner is the DataCite Technical Director and manages the technical architecture for Datacite as well as DataCite’s technical contributions for the EU-funded THOR project and FREYA project. From 2012 to 2015 he was the technical lead for the PLOS Article-Level Metrics project. Martin has a medical degree from the Free University of Berlin and is a Board-certified medical oncologist.

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Martina Torma

Martina Torma

As LIBER’s Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Martina is responsible for stakeholder engagement activities related to European projects including the SSHOC project (https://www.sshopencloud.eu/) and supports the communications and outreach activities of LIBER. Before joining LIBER, Martina worked as Marketing and Communications Coordinator at AMEA in the Netherlands and as Communications Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Kenya. She believes that making scientific research accessible for everyone is crucial for an open and innovative society and she therefore very much enjoys contributing to LIBER’s community engagement and communications activities and supporting its efforts towards a better research environment and world-class research. Martina has Hungarian-Polish roots and holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications as well as a Master’s Degree in Slavonic Languages and Cultures.

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Najla Rettberg

Najla Rettberg

Najla Rettberg is the Scientific Manager of the OpenAIRE Advance. She is a librarian with extensive experience in open access, open science, e-infrastructures and digital preservation. An Arabist by training, she has also worked as a consultant for a range of institutions including King's College London, the Digital Preservation Coalition and OCLC.

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Nancy Pontika

Nancy Pontika

Nancy Pontika holds a PhD in Open Access from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA. Her main areas of interests are Open Access, Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation. She advocates for pure Open Access, machine access to open access outputs and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. Currently, she is an Open Access Aggregation Officer in CORE, while in the past she worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been involved in five European projects, FOSTER and FOSTER Plus, OpenMinTeD, FIT4RRI and ON-MERRIT. She serves as an Editor at the Open Access Directory and tags for the Open Access Tracking Project.

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Natalia Manola

Natalia Manola

Natalia Manola is a research associate in “Athena” Research and Innovation Center and in the University of Athens, Department of Informatics & Telecommunications. She holds a Physics degree from the University of Athens, and an MS in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has several years of employment as a Software Engineer and Architect employed in the Bioinformatics commercial sector. She is the managing director of OpenAIRE (www.openaire.eu) since 2009, a pan European e-Infrastructure supporting open access in all scientific results, the coordinator of OpenMinTeD (www.openminted.eu) an infrastructure on text and data mining, and is now involved in the implementation of HELIX, the Greek e-Infrastructure for research. She has expertise in Open Science policies and implementation, and she currently serves in the EOSC Executive Board and the Open Science Policy Platform, an EC High Level Advisory Group to Commissioner Moedas to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe. Her research interests include the topics of e-Infrastructures development and management, scientific data management, data curation and validation, text and data mining complex data visualization, and research analytics. Natalia has also served in the EC Future Emerging Technology (FET) Advisory Group (2013-2017).

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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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Paolo Manghi

Paolo Manghi

Paolo Manghi (PM) is a (PhD) Researcher in computer science at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), in Pisa, Italy. His research areas of interest are today data e-infrastructures for science and scholarly communication infrastructures, with a focus on technologies supporting open science publishing within and across different disciplines, i.e. computational reproducibility and transparent evaluation of science. He is the Technical Director of the OpenAIRE infrastructure, coordinator of the H2020 OpenAIRE-Connect project, and technical manager and researcher for the EU-H2020 infrastructure projects OpenAIRE-Advance, OpenAIRE2020, SoBigData.eu, PARTHENOS, EOSCpilot, Data4Impact, OpenUP, eInfraCentral, and RDA Europe series. He is an active member of Research Data Alliance WGs, member of EC projects advisory boards, of the ResearchObject.org, GreyNet, RD-Switchboard initiative, Open Science Monitor WG for the European Commission, and World Data System ITO Technical Advisory Committee.

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Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes has a degree in Systems and Information Technology. Over the past two decades, he has worked at FCT|FCCN managing and administrating systems and networks infrastructures. He was technical manager of the Online Library of Knowledge (b-on) during five years and is currently manager of the Portuguese Open Access Initiative - RCAAP (Portuguese Open Access Scientific Repository). He is representative or integrates several committees and working groups: DataCite, SciELO working groups, Duraspace working groups.

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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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Petr Knoth

Petr Knoth

I lead an R&D team working in the domains of text-mining, digital libraries and open access/science. I am the founder, product and team leader for CORE, which is a service that aggregates millions of open access articles from around the world and makes them available for people to search and machines to text-mine. Previously, I worked as a Senior Data Scientist at Mendeley on information extraction and content recommendation for research. I have a deep interest in the use of AI to improve research workflows. I have co-founded Semantometrics.org which aim to go beyond bibliometrics and altmetrics to produce new research evaluation methods that make use of the publication full-texts in research assessment. I have been involved as a researcher and as a PI in a number of European Commission, national and international funded research projects in the areas of text-mining, open science and eLearning.

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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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René van Horik

René van Horik

René works as senior project manager at DANS in the Netherlands. He is involved a EU projects that work on the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud, such as EOSC-hub, FREYA and SSHOC.

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Ron Dekker

Ron Dekker

Ron Dekker is the director of CESSDA ERIC, the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives, with its main office in Bergen, Norway.
CESSDA is a European Infrastructure with 20 members (countries) and combines the work and expertise of these countries’ social science data service providers, see www.cessda.eu. On behalf of CESSDA, he is also the coordinator of the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud project (SSHOC). He is a member of the European Open Science Cloud Executive Board and serves in several strategic advisory boards.
Ron studied econometrics and worked for ten years in labour market research at Dutch universities. He was at the national research council for almost twenty years – running a data agency, program committees and in general management (institutes, infrastructure and open science). This included secondment to the Dutch government for project leadership on Open Science of the Dutch EU Presidency in 2016 and as national expert at the European Commission in Brussels in 2017.

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Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Susanna-Assunta Sansone is an Associate Director at Oxford e-Research Centre, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She is one of the authors of the FAIR principles and an active contributors to the FAIR-enabling ecosystem of resources. With her group she researches and develops methods and tools to improve data reuse; we work for data transparency, research integrity and the evolution of scholarly publishing: https://sansonegroup.eng.ox.ac.uk/

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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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