Francoise Genova

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Dr Francoise Genova

Professional Title: Researcher

Primary domain: Astronomy

Organization name: Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Strasbourg - France


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Francoise Genova has been the director of the Strasbourg astronomical data centre CDS from 1995 to 2015, which provides value-added services to the international astronomical community, and one of the founding parents of the astronomical Virtual Observatory project. The Virtual Observatory is an ecosystem of standards and tools enabling seamless access to the wealth of on-line astronomical resources. She has been the coordinator of several European projects dealing with the European facet Virtual Observatory. She currently leads the "Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability" Work Package of the European ASTERICS astronomy Cluster, which aims at optimizing the usage of the data from the astronomical and astroparticle physics large projects through the Virtual Observatory. She was a member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data set up by the European Commission in 2010, and one author of the "Riding the wave" report published in October 2010 and of its follow-up "Data Harvest" report. She is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Turning FAIR data to reality (2017-2018). She has been an active member of the RDA since its inception, in particular as member of the RDA Technical Advisory Board (co-chair since October 2015), and of the RDA Europe first, second and third projects. She currently leads the RDA France National Node under the aegis of the RDA Europe 4.0 project. She was a member of the Data Seal of Approval Board (2016-2017), of the WDS Scientific Committee (2009-2015) and of CODATA Executive Committee (2010-2012). She has also been part-time advisor at the French Ministry of Higher Eductaion, Research and Innovation (MESRI) since 2014.