Dr Anup Kumar DasMember since: 15 September 2016
Dr. Anup Kumar Das is an avid academic researcher and information specialist working with the Centre for Studies in Science Policy at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India since January 2007. His research interests revolve around open science, open access, open research data, digital inclusion, information policies, knowledge societies, and scientometrics. He is the Joint Convener of ‘Open Access India’ – an advocacy group for promotion of open access, open science and OER. He is a Book Review Editor of Journal of Scientometric Research (Scopus-indexed), Associate Editor of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) (Scopus-indexed), and Web Editor of IFLA Library History SIG. He was a Consultant to UNESCO New Delhi and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). As the Principal Investigator, he completed a DST-funded research project titled "A Comparative Study of India's Research Performance in Scientific and Technological Areas of Clean Energy and Water (2006-17): A Scientometric Analysis". As the HEIRRI collaborator, he was responsible for pilot testing of the HEIRRI Training Modules "Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Higher Education Institutions" in India, developed by HEIRRI Project, GUNi - Global University Network for Innovation, 2017-18. He has written two books: “Open Access to Knowledge and Information: Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives – the South Asian Scenario” (2008); “Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship” (2014); and four self-learning modules in the UNESCO Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Library Schools (2015). He was awarded PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2009. As an alumnus of the CODATA-RDA Schools of Research Data Science, he is a Member of the CODATA Connect Working Group (CCWG) Early Career and Alumni Network. His list of publications and professional engagements can be found on his website: http://www.anupkumardas.blogspot.com. He can be contacted at anup_csp[at]jnu.ac.in.