Emma Ganley

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Dr Emma Ganley

Professional Title: Journalist/Editor/Copywriter

Primary domain: Editorial & Data Management

Organization name: PLOS

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City / Country: Cambridge - United Kingdom


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Emma Ganley is Joint Chief Editor of PLOS Biology and she is lead of the PLOS data program. Initially trained as a scientist with a PhD in Molecular Biology from the MRC-LMB in Cambridge followed by postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley, Emma moved into science publishing joining PLOS Biology in 2005. Emma rejoined PLOS in 2010 after some years in New York where she was Executive Editor of the Journal of Cell Biology. Emma has long been involved in efforts to ensure the highest level of scientific integrity via data presentation and making data available alongside publications; she helped develop the JCB DataViewer while at JCB, worked as a Project Manager for the Open Microscopy Environment. She now oversees many projects at PLOS related to Open Science, Open Data, publishing ethics and mechanisms to improve research assessment. Emma is currently Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for biosharing.org, and active participant in the Force11 EG3 Data Citation Implementation Pilot (DCIP) Publisher Early Adopters working group.