University of Oxford
United Kingdom

  • Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre;
  • Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science;
  • Data Readiness Group Leader:

Prof. Sansone has worked since 2001 in the areas of data interoperability and reproducibility, research integrity, and the evolution of scholarly publishing, and she collaborates with researchers, service providers, journal publishers, library science experts, funders and learned societies in academic, commercial and government settings alike.

One of the authors of the FAIR Principles and an active contributor to several FAIR-enabling maturity indicators and tools. Prof Sansone has been a member of the Dryad and RDA Technical Advisory Boards and currently serves as co-chair of numerous working groups.

She runs and contributes to research and infrastructure projects funded by the UK Research Councils, UK Wellcome Trust, European Commission, USA National Institutes of Health and major pharmas, and tackles all aspects of data management in the research life cycle. Key resources developed from these collaborations are the  open source metadata reporting ISA software suite (, and the education service for standards, repositories, and data policies, FAIRsharing, launched in 2011 (

Prof. Sansone has a PhD in molecular biology from the  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in  London), and in 2001 joined the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge) project and team coordinator and principal investigator in research data management. In 2010, she moved to the University of Oxford. Since 2012 she has consulted to the  Nature Research Group at Springer Nature, and is the founding academic editor of its Scientific Data Journal.

"We research methods and tools to help stakeholders, in many disciplines, to turn FAIR into reality. Continue promoting the value of good data management, importance of professionalising data stewardship and make infrastructures interoperable, in order to deliver FAIR enabling toolkit for researchers", Susanna-Assunta Sansone


Whether you are a researcher, standard/database developer, curator, funder, journal editor, librarian or data manager, Susanna can help you make the most of FAIRsharing, a widely used informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, repositories and data policies. An author of the FAIR Principles, and principal investigator of over 50 research and infrastructure projects, she can also assist with data FAIRification experiences and expertise.


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