Dirk Hommrich

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Dr Dirk Hommrich

Member since: 01/08/2019 - 11:33
Professional title: 
Policy development manager/Policy Consultant
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Technology Governance, Technology Assessment, RRI, Research Integrity
Other (professional title): 
2nd Spokesperson
Organization name: 
Institute for the Study of Culture Heidelberg
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Dirk is interested in tech drivers with regard to the consolidation of norms and visions, policies and roadmaps, investments and construction activities for both e-infrastructures and data infrastructures/data spcaes within the EU, especially with regard to initiatives towards Open Science (e.g. UNESCO Recommendation, EOSC, GOSC). Dirk studied philosophy, political science, sociology and history at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Frankfurt/Main. From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of at the Graduate School Topology of Technology, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Technical University Darmstadt. In 2009 Dirk has been a visiting researcher at Science and Technology Program, UC Davis, USA. Since then he cultivated his interdisciplinary research background as well as his involvement with the philosophy and ethics of technology and innovation at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Helmut-Schmidt-University / University of Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, University of Mainz, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, and as a Senior Researcher of the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he has been in charge of a scholarly online portal for Technology Assessment which he developed together with colleagues of FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. As a science policy advisor of the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII), during its 2nd mandate (starting 2019) by the German Joint Science Conference, Dirk has been in charge of the RfII's latest policy report "Datenpolitik, Open Science und Dateninfrastrukturen: Aktuelle Entwicklungen im europäischen Raum" which was published in October 2022. In 2023, Dirk made a stopover at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forests and Fisheries where he was engaged withhin the inter-institutional project "AI and Data Accelerator" (KIDA) of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Since 2022 Dirk is member of CODATA's working group on dataethics.

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