Jens is the Geoscience Analytics Team Leader in the Mineral Resources unit of CSIRO. His research revolves around the application of machine learning and digital tools, such as mobile apps and cloud computing, for use in mineral exploration and other geology-related research domains. Jens studied geology and oceanography, before combining the two into paleo-oceanography in his PhD.
Research data curator at the University of Melbourne
Peter works as the research data curator at the University of Melbourne where he helps researchers with data management and promote the benefits of open science. He joined RDA about 4 years ago and realised immediately that the work going on was extremely relevant and valuable - contributing to a global effort minimised duplication while increasing efficiencies. Peter has been a co-chair of the DMP Common Standards Working Group for the last 18 months and has been working with the co-chairs on modelling Data Management Plans (DMPs) to help make them machine actionable. The emphasis of DMPs in Australia is slightly different to Europe and the US, so it was important that this was taken into account when developing the DMP model and standards.
Carlo Maria Zwölf is part of the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC), a consortium of institutes supported by the European Union (EU) that have agreed to build a common infrastructure for sharing atomic and molecular data. The consortium was launched in 2014, with Zwölf being elected director. Coordinating with the EU to address data citation challenges was one of the Centre’s initial objectives.
Manager of Engagements at the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
Manager of Engagements at the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), Keith Russell is a long-time active member of RDA, currently co-chair of the FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group and the Research Data Architectures in Research Institutions Interest Group.
Associate Director at the Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Sarah is a familiar face at RDA, having attended 7 of the last 12 plenaries. The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has been involved from the outset and was one of the first organisational members. Its focus is on building capability and skills for digital curation and research data management. As such, the RDA is a key vehicle for connecting with the wider international community and collaborating on shared solutions. DCC outputs such as the disciplinary metadata standards catalogue have acted as inputs to RDA work, and have been enriched and made sustainable via the international collaboration.
For the month of August 2018, we are featuring Kathryn Unsworth, Outreach Librarian at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Kathryn is Co-chair of the Exposing DMPs working group and member of a number of Interest Groups.