Dirk Hommrich

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Mr Dirk Hommrich

Professional title: 
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Technology Governance, Technology Assessment, RRI, Science and Technology Studies
Other (professional title): 
Scientific Officer
Organization name: 
German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures
Organization type: 
Policy/Funding Agency

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Dirk Hommrich is research officer of the Head Office 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. Actually, Dirk especially focuses on those demands regarding a strategic order and consolidation both of investments and construction activities for data infrastructures: On the one hand comprehensive initiatives such as the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) for the German federal science system and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) for the European Union represent state-of-the-art ICT developments. On the other hand EOSC and NFDI simultaneously are driving the internationalization of science communication and the interconnection of information technology. Due to present objectives for Open Science and due to the ongoing international, but in particular European networking efforts, both the RfII and its Head Office currently envisage new country and region analyses. || Dirk studied philosophy, political science, sociology and history at the Technical University Karlsruhe and the University of Frankfurt/Main; 2006-2009 he held a Ph.D. scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Graduate School Topology of Technology at Technical University Darmstadt. In 2009 Dirk has been a visiting researcher at Science and Technology Program, UC Davis. Since then he cultivated his interdisciplinary research background as well as his involvement with the philosophy and ethics of technology. His areas of expertise comprise Technology and Risk Assessment, Responsible Research and Innovation, Foresight and the digitization of scholarly communication.

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