Dr Dirk Hommrich
Dr. Dirk Hommrich is a research officer of the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures. His field of work in international policy and stakeholder monitoring requires multidimensional perspectives on the digitization of science. Dirk focuses on tech drivers with regard to the consolidation of norms and visions, policies and roadmaps, investments and construction activities for e-infrastructures in the context of the EU's "Horizon Europe" program as well as initiatives towards Openness and Open Science.| 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 and related fields named "openTA": https://openta-www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/. His areas of expertise comprise Technology and Vision Assessment, the hermeneutics of technological culture, Responsible Research and Innovation (incl. ELSI and SWOT analyses), Foresight/Future Studies, and the digitization of scholarly and science communication. As both a sideline and as a continuous field of interest Dirk observes (digital) policies and information infrastructure initiatives within neuroscience on the national, European and global level.