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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 recently chaired the OECD Global Science Forum expert group on digital skills for the research sector, is an Advisory Committee Member of the US Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI), and has co-convened conferences including the IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE), International Workshop on Science Gateways and eResearch Australasia.

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.

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Steering Committee

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, UK

Catherine Jones, Software Engineering Group Leader, STFC, UK

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

Karthik Ram, URSSI lead, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Chris Mentzel, Executive Director, Stanford University, USA