Paola Masuzzo has a PhD in Bioinformatics from Ghent University, in Belgium, and a big passion for data. During her PhD, she was fortunate enough to join OpenCon, an extraordinary community around Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. This event has changed forever the way she looks at access to knowledge and educational resources. Since then, she has participated in many international projects for the promotion of open research practices, especially for FAIR data and open source code. She is currently a data scientist for a corporate organization, an independent researcher by the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) and spends a lot of free time advocating for free and fair access to knowledge. She has co-authored many articles on open scholarly communication, has been a ContentMine and a Research Data Alliance fellow, has co-founded the Civic Lab Ghent, and currently sits in the Steering Committee of the Open Science MOOC (https://opensciencemooc.eu/).
You can follow her on Twitter @pcmasuzzo (https://twitter.com/pcmasuzzo).
Frank Miedema is Vice Rector for Research at Utrecht University and chair of the Utrecht University Open Science Program. He studied biochemistry at the University of Groningen, specialising in Immunology, with a minor in the Philosophy of Science. He obtained a PhD from the University of Amsterdam at the Central Laboratory of the Blood Transfusion Service (CLB), now Sanquin. From 1983, he was a project leader there in the immunovirology of HIV/AIDS, as part of the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. In 1996, he was appointed full professor at the AMC/University of Amsterdam and became Director of Sanquin Research in 1998. In 2004, he became head of the Immunology Department at the University Medical Center Utrecht. From January 2009 to March 2019 he was dean and vice chairman of the Executive Board of the University Medical Center Utrecht. He is one of the initiators in 2013 of Science in Transition (www.scienceintransition.nl/english) who believe that the academic incentive and reward system is in need of fundamental reform. Next to Science for Science (articles in ‘high-impact’ journals), the impact on society must be valued more and societal stakeholders should be involved more integrally in the production of knowledge.
Pastora is Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). She is member of the expert group on Open Science at the European University Association (EUA) and at the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE).
She has a PhD in Physics (UAM, 2003), a Master in Leadership and Management of Science (UPF-UB-UAB, 2008) and an executive Master in Business and Administration (EADA Business School, 2014). She has more than 15 years of experience in the management of science including management of research centers, European projects or networks. She coordinates a specific module on Responsible Research and Innovation(RRI) at the Master in Translational Medicine-MSc from the University of Barcelona since 2013.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Rachael Ainsworth is a Research Associate in Radio Astronomy and Open Science Champion at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester, UK. She is passionate about openness, transparency, reproducibility, wellbeing and inclusion in STEM, and recently delivered a TEDx talk (https://youtu.be/c-bemNZ-IqA) on how openness can help fix a broken research culture. She is also a Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, FOSTER Open Science Trainer, Mozilla Open Leader, and established the Manchester women in data community HER+Data MCR.