Claire Austin

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Dr Claire Austin Chair

Member for: 31 August 2013
Professional title: 
Researcher
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Environmental and occupational health
Organization name: 
S&T Strategies Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Organization type: 
Government/Public Services
City: 
Ottawa
Country: 
Canada

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Dr. Austin has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and at international conferences on environmental exposure and health. Her strong quantitative background has led her to develop a research interest in scientific data modernization, and institutional facilitators and barriers to integrating and implementing the principles of Open Data, Open Science, FAIRER data, and reproducible research within organizations. LEADERSHIP. Claire has served in leadership positions in a wide range of national and international bodies: Editor Contributor (NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework, 3rd edition – Modernization and Adoption); Secretary (IEEE Big Data Governance and Metadata Management); co-Chair (RDA Assessment of Data Fitness for Use); Chair (CODATA IRiDiuM International Research Data Management glossary); co-Chair (RDC Standards & Interoperability Committee); Editorial Board member (Data Science Journal); technical advisor (ISO and NFPA); invited specialist (WHO/IARC carcinogenicity of smoke and firefighting expert panel); and, Discipline Committee member (Quebec Order of Chemists). She currently leads development of a scientific data strategy and action plan for a multi-year data scientific modernization initiative targeting a wide range of monitoring, research, modelling, inventory, regulatory, and risk assessment data, and associated computer code developed and maintained by the Science & Technology Branch. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION Dr. Austin received her PhD (Faculty of Medicine – Occupational and Environmental Health) from McGill University in 1997. Claire has received the following certifications: Emergency measures planning (Canadian Emergency Measures Preparedness College, 2000), certified management consultant (CMC, 2000), industrial hygienist (CIH, 1998), and professional chemist (Quebec, 1988). She holds a M.Ed. from the Université de Montréal, and a B.Mus. (performance). She received a Citation of Excellence award for teamwork, partnering and collaboration from Environment Canada in 2012, and has been nominated by her undergraduate and graduate students a number of times for teaching and excellence awards. Claire is fully bilingual (English/French). SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AUSTIN CC (2018). "A path to Big Data readiness." Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Big Data (December 10-13). ---˃ Adopted by the National Institute of Science and Technology, in NIST (2019) BDIF - Modernization and Adoption. AUSTIN CC, *Bloom T, *Dallmeier-Tiessen S, Khodiyar VK, *Murphy F, Nurnberger A, Raymond·Martina L, Stockhause M, Tedds J, Vardigan M, Whyte A (2018). Key components of data publishing: Using current best practices to develop a reference model for data publishing. International Journal on Digital Libraries (IJDL), Research Data Publishing Special Issue, 18(2), 77–92.





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