Dr Rorie Edmunds Chair
Rorie Edmunds joined the World Data System – International Programme Office in August 2012 as the Programme Officer. He became Acting Executive Director in June 2018. Rorie was a co-chair of the RDA Working Group that developed the Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements which form the basis of the CoreTrustSeal certification standard. He is now an ex officio member of the CoreTrustSeal Board, and one of the leaders of the Secretariat. Rorie previously worked as a Technical Editor in Tokyo. Before this, he held various research positions in universities in the UK and in Japan. His scientific background has covered fields including nonlinear mathematics, structural mechanics, geology, design engineering, and optimization. His first degree is in mathematics and he holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.