Mark Thorley

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Mr Mark Thorley

Professional Title: Advisor/Consultant

Primary domain: Open Access / Open Data / Research Data Management policy development

Organization name: Independent

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City / Country: Banbury - United Kingdom


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Mark Thorley has a back ground in research data management, open access and open data, gained from 27 years working for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). He was a member of the group that produced the UK Concordat on Open Research Data, and was prominent in the development and implementation of the RCUK Open Access policy. He was also a member of the international working group that developed the OECD’s Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding. He is Data Planning co-Champion for the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure and Data Management project, and also a member of the ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science. Between 2010 and 2016 he was a member of the Executive Committee of CODATA – the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology.