Damla Bal is about to finish her master's studies in the field of Tourism Management at Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences with a focus in marketing and brand development. She has taken an active role in national and international scientific conferences. She was awarded by “Dean’s Commendation” in 2019 and she got “Certificate of Recognition” by the Rector of Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences.
She has a passion for understanding and implementing the transition to Open Science that will increase transparency, reliability and more effective collaboration; additionally, foster more comprehensive access to scientific knowledge.
Dr Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). He joined UCL in 1997.
Dr Ayris was the President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) 2010-14. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) INFO Community. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the Cern-Unige Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is also Chair of JISC Collections’ Content Strategy Group. On 1 August 2013, Dr Ayris became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Management Team in UCL.
He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies. In 2019, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
M. Mirat Satoglu is the director of the National Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). ULAKBIM manages the national catalogue of all libraries and provides collection development services, TR Index services and JournalPark open journal hosting services along with other information services.
During Mr. Satoglu’s tenure, TUBITAK ULAKBIM has led several open science initiatives within TUBITAK such as TUBITAK Open Science Policy, Aperta national open archive for research data and Harman national harvester.
Mr. Satoglu serves as national delegate of ERAC SWG Open Science and Innovation, governing board member of SCOAP3, governing board of EOSC.
Before ULAKBİM, Mr. Satoglu worked as an IT professional for various international companies. He holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Bilkent University, MSc from the Ege University and MLA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Tiberius Ignat is the Director of Scientific Knowledge Services, a company which specialises in helping the European libraries to embrace new technologies and ways of working. He runs in partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe a successful series of workshops - Focus On Open Science, now in its fourth year. He is a long-time individual member of LIBER, member of European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and a member of the Scientific Committee for OAI11, the CERN - UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication.
Tiberius Ignat has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science and the management of this cultural change.
He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.
Director, Library Network Services, National Library of Finland 2000–
Adviser of LIBER (2018–2020), President 2014–2018, vice-president 2010–2014
Member of DORA (The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) advisory committee 2018–2021
Member of the Open Science Policy Platform, European Commission 2016–2018, 2018–2020
Member of the Digital Heritage Expert Group, 2017–2021, European Commission 2017-2021
Member of the Finnish Open Science strategy group 2017–
Member of the steering committee of the Research information hub - a new window into Finnish research 2017–2020
Member of the steering committee of the Finnish Open Science and Research Initiative 2014–2017
Member of the National Digital Library steering committee 2010–2017
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen is the director of Library Network Services at the National Library of Finland (NLF). She is a director who leads the development of national infrastructure services for HE institutions, public libraries, archives, museums, and other public sector institutions.
The Library Network Services provides national infrastructure services for libraries (universities’ and universities of applied sciences’ libraries, special libraries as well as public libraries), archives, museums and for the public sector as a whole. The services can be divided into two main categories:1) services that improve access to information and 2) metadata and bibliographic services. The services that improve access to information are: national licensing (FinELib), national institutional repository services and national discovery and PaaS service, Finna (finna.fi). Metadata services include development of metadata standards and guidelines as well as national ontologies (finto.fi), development and streamlining of metadata production in collaboration with HE institutions and libraries as well as commercial organisations. The National Ontology Service Finto (finto.fi) is an infrastructure service which is used widely in Finland. It is also a building block for Artificial Intelligence services.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen is the director of two research infrastructures of the Finnish Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2014–2020), namely FinELib and Finna.
She is the former President and current special adviser of LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries. Fostering Open Science is a priority of LIBER, which represents ca. 440 research libraries across 40 countries in Europe. LIBER has been actively fostering Open Science especially in the fields of Open Access, Research Data Management, FAIR Data, Digital Humanities, as well as leadership and skills development. Advocacy related to the copyright reform, raising awareness, building strategic partnerships and being active in EU projects related to Open Science are also among the duties of LIBER.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen is a member of the Open Science Policy Platform of the European Commission. She is the only person representing libraries in the expert group. The mandate of the OSPP is to advice the Commission on Open Science policy; to practically implement the European Open Science Policy Agenda; improve the quality and impact of European scientific research across member states and internationally; to identify related stakeholder groups. The OSPP consists of 25 high-level representatives of European Open Science stakeholders. The OSPP has published recommendations in 2018 that cover the eight priorities of the Commission.
She has been a member of steering committees of the Open Science and Research Initiative as well as the National Digital Library in Finland. The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture coordinated the Open Science and Research Initiative (ATT) for the term 2014–2017. The objective was for Finland to become one of the leading countries in Open Science and Research and to ensure the possibilities of Open Science are widely utilised in our society. The National Digital Library of Finland developed the availability and usability of digital cultural heritage; preservation of digital cultural heritage; digitisation of cultural heritage and collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums. The National Library of Finland is responsible for the development of the National Discovery Service Finna (finna.fi). Based on external evaluation, Finna has been the most successful of the NDL services.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen is also a member of the Digital Heritage Expert Group and she has been a member of the Europeana board and the Europeana executive committee during 2010–2015. The mandate of the Digital Heritage Expert Group is to assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing EU legislation, programmes, and policies; to coordinate with the member states, exchange of views; give guidance on Europeana, in particular the general objectives, priorities for actions, and the envisaged level of funding to be proposed for the Europeana core service platform and generic services in the annual Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) work programmes.
She is a member of the Finnish Research Information Hub - a new window into Finnish research for the term 2017–2020.
Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen has extensive national and international networks related to Open Science (Open Access, research data management, research infrastructures, skills development, libraries, consortia); open innovation and open discovery.