Welcome to FAIRsFAIR 2022!

Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director at DANS and FAIRsFAIR Coordinator

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 and a member of the Board of Directors of DataCite. Ingrid is project coordinator of the European H2020 project FAIRsFAIR and a member of the EOSC Task Force on Long term Data preservation.


Keynote speech: Implementing FAIR in the United States

Shelley Stall, Senior Director for Data Leadership at American Geophysical Union

Shelley Stall is Senior Director for the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research data is managed and valued. Shelley’s diverse experience provides her with a core capability to guide development of practical and sustainable data policies and practices ready for adoption and adapting by the broad research community. Her recent work includes the Enabling FAIR Data project engaging over 300 stakeholders in the Earth, space, and environmental sciences community to make data open and FAIR targeting the publishing and repository communities to change practices by no longer archiving data in the supplemental information of a paper but instead depositing the data supporting the research into a trusted repository where it can be discovered, managed, and preserved.


FAIR Policies and Practices for Researchers

Josefine Nordling, Open Science Specialist at CSC - IT Center for Science, discussing with Antica Culina, Research project leader at NIOO-KNAW

Josefine Nordling works as an Open Science and FAIR data policy and practice specialist in an international context. She leads work on Open Scholarship (research evaluation, open science, PIDs mainly) and acts as the Finnish partner representative in the collaboration network Knowledge Exchange. She is also very keen on finding ways of incentivising open and FAIR research, through active participation in two Finnish working groups. In addition, she provides expertise on various FAIR matters; maturity assessments, incentives and practices. Her expertise lies in FAIR data policy and practice, research data management, open science, research assessment (maturity evaluation and impact) and research reproducibility. She is currently involved in the following projects: Knowledge Exchange, FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Nordic.

Dr. Antica Culina works as research project leader at NIOO-KNAW, the Netherlands Institute of Ecology. She also acts as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Animal Ecology and as advisory member of several Open Science initatives. Antica is a funding member of SORTEE and currently holds a VENI research fellowship. Furthermore, she is actively working on several other projects related to Open Science and meta-science in ecology, use of meta-analysis for informed decision making, and problems related to uncertainty inherent to observational data. Her expertise covers evolutionary ecology of bonding, life-history trade offs, evidence synthesis, and data and code standards.


FAIR in Higher Education

Kevin Ashley, Director at Digital Curation Centre discussing with Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Professor at University of Oslo

Kevin Ashley is Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). He has a long-term interest in the management and reuse of data and the skills and services necessary to support this, and is a frequent speaker on these topics as well as occasional tutor on DCC training courses. He is vice-chair of the Digital Preservation Coalition, co-chair of the RDA interest groups on Data Management Planning and National Data Services and a member of the RDA Organisational Advisory Board.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius is a Norwegian researcher and musician. He is Professor of music technology and was Head of the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo during the period 2013-2016. He is currently Deputy Director of RITMO - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo, and serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for NIME, the International Conference in New Interfaces for Musical Expression.


FAIR Policies and Practices for Funders

Marjan Grootveld, Research Data Expert Team Leader at DANS, discussing with Lidia Borrell-Damian, Secretary General at Science Europe

Marjan Grootveld is Research Data Expert Team Leader at DANS. Her current focus relies on data management - dealing with research data in all phases of the research cycle in such a way that the data is and remains valuable and useful for others. In addition to being an advisor on data management and data policy, she has been a coach for many years at Research Data Netherlands, she does workshops and webinars about Open & FAIR data, leads the Synchronization Force of FAIRsFAIR project, and is a reviewer on trusted digital repositories.

Lidia Borrell-Damián has been Secretary General of Science Europe since 2019. Having previously worked at the European University Association, her areas of expertise cover a wide range of European and global R&I priorities. She was a member of the EOSC Executive Committee and co-chair of the related Sustainability Working Group. Lidia holds a PhD in Chemistry, with a specialty in Chemical Engineering (Solar Energy) from the University of Barcelona, and has been Director of Research at Pompeu Fabra University, as well as assistant professor and visiting scholar at North Carolina State University and The University of Western Ontario.


FAIR and LTPD Long Term Data Preservation issues today

Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director at DANS and FAIRsFAIR Coordinator, discussing with William Kilbride, Executive Director at Digital Preservation Coalition

Ingrid Dillo - first bio of the page

William Kilbride works as Executive Director at Digital Preservation Coalition, role that affords him international insights into the value of data, the deployment and architecture of digital services, and their profound impact on agencies in the real world. Previously he was a lecturer and researcher in archaeology with research interests in computational analysis. William hold a PhD in archaeology from the University of Glasgow.



Vanessa Proudman, Director at SPARC Europe discussing with Pierre Mounier, OPERAS Coordinator (Community), OpenEdition Associate Director, DOAB Co-Director

Vanessa Proudman is Director of SPARC Europe. She has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide, research institutions, foundations, international policy makers, information, communication and IT professionals and designers from over 20 countries. She has focused on supporting research, on open access, open science, and open culture, and above all on facilitating improved access to Europe’s decentralised research results, She has done this through international and national policy-making, advocacy and knowledge exchange; her most recent area of focus is looking at how to create and above all sustain an open science ecosystem. At the beginning of her career, she headed information and IT at a UN-affiliated international research institution in Vienna for 10 years.

Pierre Mounier works as OPERAS Coordinator (Community), OpenEdition Associate Director and as Co-Director of DOAB, the Directory of Open Access Books. Pierre supports cooperation between OPERAS members and contributes to the strategic roadmap of the infrastructure. He is trained in classical studies and social anthropology. Pierre is affiliated to the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); he is deputy director of OpenEdition, the French national infrastructure dedicated to open scholarly communication in the SSH, and co-director of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). He regularly publishes on digital humanities and open science topics, and more largely on the social and political impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).


The National Perspective

Jessica Parland-von Essen, Development Manager at CSC - IT Center for Science, discussing with Judit Gárdos, Head of the Research Documentation Centre, KDK Centre for Social Sciences, Hungary, and Maria Johnsson, ICOS and University Library,  Lund University, Sweden

Jessica Parland-von Essen works as Development Manager at CSC - IT Center for Science. She has a degree in Library and Information Science and is also an 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 active in knowledge exchange work for open scholarship. Jessica has produced several guides for open science and co-authored a national landscape report on persistent identifiers. She is currently chairing the national work for research data citation and is responsible for the WP2 on 'FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Services' in the FAIRsFAIR project.

Judit Gárdos PhD is a sociologist and the head of the Research Documentation Centre (RDC), the institutional repository of the Centre for Social Sciences in Budapest. The RDC includes the large qualitative sociological archive „Voices of the 20th Century”. She is also working on the critical analyses of performances around data, the explanatory structures and normative features of sociological practices, especially of quantitative methods. She is also researching how social scientific data archiving is shaped by specific ontological understandings of social sciences.

Maria Johnsson is a Librarian at University Library,  Lund University, Sweden, specializing in services for research data management (RDM). Maria has also a part-time assignment for the European research infrastructure ICOS Carbon Portal. She has been working with research data management since 2014, in different projects and studies focusing on how research libraries can establish services for RDM. Maria has 20 years of experience as librarian/information specialist working with support to researchers in academic institutions as well as researchers in industry.


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