2018 Slate of Council Candidates

In December 2017, the RDA Council Nominations Committee issued a call for nominations for three open Council positions.  In response to this call, several RDA members were nominated for consideration by the RDA community. The Nominations Committee reviewed these nominations and presented a slate of candidates to the RDA Community in March 2018. 

A formal election process will take place between 21 March and 4 April where RDA members will be asked to either accept or reject this slate, with results being determined by a simple majority vote. 

The following members comprise the 2018 Slate of Council Candidates:


Dr. Ingrid Dillo

Dr. Ingrid Dillo is the deputy director at DANS, Treasurer of the Board of the CoreTrustSeal, member of the Board of Directors of the DRYAD repository, vice chair of the Scientific Committee of the ICSU/World Data System and co-chair of the OECD/GSF Expert Group on Sustainable Business Models for Data Repositories.

At RDA, she is a member of the Technical Advisory Board and co-chairs the RDA/WDS Interest Group on Certification of Digital Repositories and the RDA/WDS Interest Group on Cost Recovery for Data Centers.  Dr. Dillo was an active member of the former RDA/WDS Repository Audit and Certification DSA-WDS Partnership. From July 2017 until February 2018, she also served as interim Secretary-General of RDA.

Among her areas of expertise are research data management and the certification of digital repositories.

She 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).  For many years, Dr. Dillo participated in the Research Data Expert Group of the Knowledge Exchange. She is one of the authors of the article “The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship“, in which the FAIR-principles were originally stated.


Jason HagaDr. Jason Haga

Dr. Jason Haga is currently a member of the Cyber-Physical Cloud Research Group in the Information Technology Research Institute of The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and leads an international internship program that strategically positions AIST as an international hub for computer science research training. He is also actively involved with the Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) community, where he leads the Biosciences working group and has mentored over 60 students from around the world. With over 14 years of international collaborative efforts with technologists and domain scientists with PRAGMA, he continues to look for interdisciplinary research opportunities connecting scientists to advance research on a global scale.

For over 20 years, Dr. Haga has focused on multidisciplinary research. Past research include the design and implementation of biomedical applications for grid computing environments and tiled display walls. He also has collaborated with cultural heritage institutions to deploy novel interactive exhibits to engage the public in learning. Current projects of interest include immersive visualization of data and user experience/user interface for data intensive applications.

He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Memphis and did postdoctoral work at UC San Diego. Dr. Haga currently lives in Tsukuba, Japan.


Dr. Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros

Dr. Claudia Maria Bauzer Medeiros is a full professor of Computer Science at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil and serves as member/chair of permanent scientific evaluation panels in Brazil and for the Ministries of Education and of Science and Technology.  She is also a member of the São Paulo State Foundation (FAPESP), where she leverages the RDA community and its Recommendations to establish a network of open research data repositories involving the seven public universities of the State of Sao Paulo and coordinates their eScience research funding program. 

Her research is centered on the management and analysis of scientific data to address the challenges posed by real world applications. This involves handling distributed and very heterogeneous data sources, at varying scales in space and time, ranging from satellite data to earthbound sensor networks. For the past 25 years, her work has included the coordination of large multi-institutional, interdisciplinary projects in biodiversity, health management, agricultural and environmental planning in universities in Brazil, Germany and France.

Prior to her current roles, Dr. Medeiros served as President of the Brazilian Computer Society (2003-2007), where she launched the first countrywide initiatives to attract women to computing. She also created the Laboratory of Information Systems at Unicamp in 1994, one of the first research laboratories in Brazil dedicated to solving interdisciplinary problems involving scientific data.


If approved by the RDA community, these candidates will join Council to serve a three-year (renewable) term, replacing the following members, whose terms complete after Plenary 11 later this month:

  • Doris Wedlich
  • Michael Stanton
  • Satoshi Sekiguchi

For more information on the Selection Process, refer to the Council Nominations Committee Selection Process and Guidelines.

For more information on the role of RDA’s Council, visit https://www.rd-alliance.org/about-rda/our-leadership/rda-council.html.