Jean-François Dechamp is a policy officer in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Since 2008, he has been active the developments of open access to scientific research results in the European Union. More recently, he has been contributing to the promotion of Open Science, in particular regarding the evolution of scholarly publishing and new business models. He is also driving the policy of copyright/Text and Data Mining from a research and innovation viewpoint.
Before joining the European Commission, Jean-François held various posts in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and China, focusing on European affairs for the pharmaceutical industry, on health advocacy and in humanitarian aid. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Strasbourg, France.
Dr Paul Ayris
Library Services, University College London, UK
Dr Ayris has been Director of UCL Library Services since 1997. He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14; he is now Advisor to the LIBER Board on EU matters. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organising Committee for the Cern Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL.
He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.
Kathleen Shearer is Executive Director at Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). COAR is an international organization that represents over 100 institutions worldwide (Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America). Its mission is to enhance the visibility and application of research outputs through global network of open access repositories based on international collaboration and interoperability. Ms. Shearer has been active in the areas of open access and research data management for over a decade now. She also works with Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and has participated in the development of the Portage Network a library-based research data management network in Canada. She also works as a consultant for Research Data Canada (RDC), and the US-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL).
Tomi Kauppinen, Ph.D.
Tomi Kauppinen (http://kauppinen.net/tomi) is a docent and project leader at the Aalto University where he leads a new strategic development project on online learning. Dr. Kauppinen holds a post-doctoral qualification in geoinformatics from the University of Muenster in Germany and has also served in 2014 as a substitute professor in cognitive systems at the University of Bremen.
A central theme in his work and teaching is opening and linking of scientific and educational data, and to communicate about interesting spatiotemporal patterns via data science and information visualisation. He co-chaired the International Workshops on Linked Science 2011-2015 at the International Semantic Web Conferences.
Juha Haataja is a Counsellor of Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. He is developing solutions for education, research, and culture in Finland, including open science and research at the national level, as well as digital preservation and other cross-disciplinary research infrastructures.
Director of Library Network Services at the National Library of Finland.
Hormia-Poutanen is the president of LIBER foundation since 2014 and she worked as the vice president during 2010-2014. She is a member of the steering committee on scholarly communication and research infrastructures under Liber. She is a member of Europeana board and Europeana executive committee.
Hormia-Poutanen is a member of the Open Science Finland strategy group, the National Digital Library steering group and the ICT Management Steering Group for the field of activity of the Ministry of Education and Culture (OpIT), which the Ministry of Education and Culture nominates. She is also member of the Public Interface consortium group and the National Ontology (finto.fi) steering group nominated by the board of National Library.
She has been the chair of the availability section of the Finnish National Digital Library project during 2008-2011 nominated by the Ministry of Education and Culture. She was member of University libraries’ structural development project during 2008-2009, the project group was nominated by the Ministry of Education and Culture. She is member of several steering groups related to the development of library services in Finland. She has been a member of the management board of National Library since 2000.
Hormia-Poutanen is active in various other national and international initiatives. To mention some of the international activities IFLA, ICOLC, eIFL can be mentioned. Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen participates actively in international co-operation especially with questions related to digital library infrastructures, cross-domain cooperation, consortia development issues, licensing and licensing models, open access and open data questions as well as development of easy access methods to electronic resources.
Dr Sarah Callaghan is a senior scientific researcher and project manager for the British Atmospheric Data Centre, part of the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis(CEDA), at STFC Rutherford Appleton, UK. CEDA also incorporates the IPCC Data Distribution Centre, and the NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, and with the STFC Scientific Computing Department, hosts the JASMIN super-data-computer.
She is Editor-in-Chief for the Data Science Journal, and currently project manages several large scale projects including the EU FP7 project CLIPC and internal JASMIN development and operations. She is Communications Manager for the NERC Data Operations Group – working with members of the other NERC data centres. She was a co- chair of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation, and is currently a co-chair of the RDA/WDS Working Group on Publishing Data Bibliometrics, and an associate editor for the scientific journal Geoscience Data Journal. She has experience of both creating and managing large datasets, and so understands well the frustrations that scientists can experience as a result of dealing with data! Her publication list can be found here.