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Michelle Barker

Dr Michelle Barker has extensive expertise in open science, research software, digital workforce capability and digital research infrastructure. As a sociologist, Michelle is passionate about building collaborative partnerships to achieve system change.

She is Co-chair of the Research Data Alliance Organisational Advisory Board, recently chaired the OECD Expert Group on digital skills for the research sector, was a member of the OECD Expert Group on Socioeconomic Impact of Research Infrastructures, and is a former Advisory Committee Member of the US Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI).

Michelle is a former Director of the Australian Research Data Commons, where she led the strategic planning for the Australian government’s $180 million, five-year investment in ARDC, the national research software infrastructure investment program, and developed a national strategy to enhance digital workforce capacity in the research sector. She has also has convened conferences including the IEEE International Conference on e-Science Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE), and the International Workshop on Science Gateways.

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Steering Committee

Tania Allard, Co Director at Quansight, UK

Juan Bicarregui, Head of the Data Division, Scientific Computing Department, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK

Joris van Eijnatten, General Director of the Netherlands eScience Center

Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director for Scientific Software and Applications, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois, USA

Neil Chue Hong, Director - Software Sustainability Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK

Mark Leggott, Executive Director of Research Data Canada

Eva Mendez, Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Chris Mentzel, Executive Director, Data Sciences, Stanford Data Science Initiative, Stanford University, USA

Serah Njambi Rono, Director of Community Development and Engagement, The Carpentries, Estonia

Karthik Ram, US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) lead, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Andrew Treloar, Director, Platforms and Software, Australian Research Data Commons, Australia

Lou Woodley, Director, Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, UK