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José Carvalho has a degree in Teaching Portuguese and French languages, specializing in educational resources and a postgraduate degree in Information Systems from the University of Minho. He collaborated in the early stages of the Institutional Repository (RepositóriUM – http://repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt) at the University of Minho and in the project Bumerang, a peer-to-peer application for knowledge sharing. He collaborates at the e-Learning Center at TecMinho as coach and manager of educational technology to support e-learning and m-Learning, and was also involved in the creation of an open repository of educational content. Since July 2008, José works on the Open Access Projects Office at the University of Minho being project manager of RCAAP project (http://www.rcaap.pt), the national open access initiative in Portugal, and participating in FP7 projects, NECOBELAC (http://necobelac.eu), FOSTER (http://fosteropenscience.eu) and H2020 project OpenAIRE2020 (http://www.openaire.eu). He also
integrates international interest groups: COAR usage data group and the DSpace User Group.

Languages: Portuguese (PT), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR)

Topics of interest: Open Science, Open Access, Funder policies

Audience: Librarians and Repository managers, Researchers and Students, Project Managers

Gwen Franck is Open Access Programme coordinator at EIFL and Open Access Project Officer for the OpenAIRE FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot at LIBER. She is the former Regional Coordinator Europe for Creative Commons.
Based in Ghent, Belgium.

Languages: English (EN), French (FR), Dutch (NL)

Topics of interest: Open Science, Open Access, Intellectual Property Rights, Institutional policies, Open Access policies, Gold Route, Green Route, Open Science Policies

Audience: Policy makers and Funders, Librarians and Repository managers, Researchers and Students

Martin's academic background is in English Literature and Information Technology, and before joining the University of Edinburgh he was Technology Assessor and Tutor/Lecturer at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow.

His main curation focus is on data management planning and policy. He wrote a book chapter on data management planning in 2012 (Pryor ed., Managing Research Data, London: Facet), and was co-author of the DCC's original "Checklist for a Data Management Plan". He also conceived and project managed the first three iterations of the DCC's DMPonline tool, and has presented about this in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Italy and Belgium.

Externally, Martin was a founder member of the steering group of the US DMPTool, sits on the Advisory Board for Databib, and acts as Secretary to the UK CODATA national committee. He also represents the DCC's Edinburgh contingent on the EC-funded FOSTER project, and heads up the DCC's consultancy activities.

An erstwhile HE administrator, Martin previously served as Policy Officer at the University of Glasgow and as Quality Officer (Strategic Development) at Edinburgh College of Art, and as such is interested in the interlinking of research and administrative information systems. Also interested in arts and humanities data management, government data/policy, and literary and cultural theory.

Languages: English (EN)

Topics of interest: Research Data Management, Open Science Policies, Open Access, Open Data, Open Government Data, Funders policies, Governmental policies, Institutional policies, Open Access policies, Open Data Policies

Audience: Policy makers and Funders, Librarians and Repository managers, Project Managers, Researchers and Students

Dr Nancy Pontika has a PhD in Scholarly Communications with a focus on Open Access from the [School of Library and Information Science](http://www.simmons.edu/academics/schools/school-of-library-and-informati...), at Simmons College, Massachusetts, United States. She has been involved in international open access projects, such as the [Open Access Tracking Project](http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_Tracking_Project) (OATP), the [Open Access Directory](http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page) (OAD), in which she also serves as an Editor, and the [SPARC Europe Open Access Diary](http://sparceurope.org/oadiaryeurope/). Her interests are scholarly communications, licenses and rights, open science, open access, and open access funders' policies and their compliance. In the past she did an internship at the [Berkman Center for the Internet and the Society](https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/), Harvard University, as a research assistant on open access, at the [Repositories Support Project](http://www.rsp.ac.uk/) as the Project Coordinator and she was also a repository manager at [Royal Holloway](https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/library/researchsupport/openaccess/opena...), University of London. Currently she is working for [CORE](https://core.ac.uk/), an aggregation service of open access content, funded by Jisc. She is also the External Liaison Officer at the [United Kingdom Council for Research Repositories](http://ukcorr.org/) (UKCoRR). Nancy has been involved in two European-funder projects, [FOSTER](http://fosteropenscience.eu/) and [OpenMinTeD](http://openminted.eu/) and has published both at international conferences and journals based on this work.

Languages: English (EN), Greek (EL)

Topics of interest: Open Science, Open Access, Open Access Routes, Open Access Definition, Open Access Initiatives, Gold Route, Green Route, Open Access Use and Reuse, Definition of Open Reproducible Research, Open Science Workflows, Open Reproducible Research, Open Science Policies, Open Science Tools, Organisational mandates, Open Science Guidelines, Open Metrics and Impact, Open Science Definition, Open Repositories, Open Services

Audience: Librarians and Repository managers, PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Project Managers, Research Administration, Researchers and Students