CASRAI Reconnect15

October 27-28, 2015 Toronto, ON


About

The modern research enterprise is a complex and decentralized ecosystem. Yet, increasingly institutional managers want robust data on the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations and evidence of the difference their interventions make. Researchers seek means to adhere to requirements without undue administrative burden. Information and data are fundamental to research management, yet currently available information can rarely be compared, exchanged (in a comparable format), reused or analyzed.

CASRAI is building a global nonprofit network of research organizations collaborating to standardize agreements on portable information for easier sharing. CASRAI Reconnect conferences are fast becoming the preeminent annual event for modern and interoperable data practices in shared research management. They are an opportunity for leaders, managers, administrators at research institutions, libraries, publishers and funders to share, network and learn with others who are tackling the same issues at the root of administrative burden and silo-obstacles to distributed evaluation and impact assessment.

 

Venue

Toronto, Canada

Reconnect15 will break with tradition and get away from the usual hotel setting. Join us at the beautiful and unique refurbished Berkeley Church and Field House.

Program

The final conference program is now available online here

Speakers

  • Cameron Neylon

    Cameron Neylon

    Cameron Neylon is Professor of Research Communication at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University and an advocate of open research practice who has always worked in interdisciplinary areas of research. He has previously been Advocacy Director at PLOS (the Public Library of Science), a Senior Scientist at the STFC Isis Neutron and Muon Facility and tenured faculty at the University of Southampton. Along his earlier work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focuses on the interface of web technology with science and the successful (and unsuccessful) application of generic and specially designed tools in the academic research environment. He is a co-author of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science and the Altmetrics Manifesto, and writes regularly on the social, technical, and policy issues of open research at his blog, Science in the Open.

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    Mark Hahnel

    Mark is the founder and CEO of the open data platform figshare.com. He is a former stem cell biologist, having completed his PhD at Imperial College London where he first set up figshare. A strong advocate for open research, Mark is passionate about the promise for open data to revolutionise the academic space.

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    Elena Aminkova

    Elena Aminkova became the Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM) Project Manager in August 2013 when she joined Canada’s Researched-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D). She is responsible for leading the CCTAM project. The CCTAM, an unique, robust, searchable web-based database designed to communicate Canada’s clinical research strengths. Elena has over 10 years of project management and research experience in the academic, private, public and non-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Rx&D, Elena worked at Health Canada where she was a Program Policy Officer in the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning. There, she was responsible for project management of complex national and international projects, stakeholder relations (NGOs, intergovernmental and provincial government), and for writing policy documents and briefing notes.Elena holds a Master’s degree from Carleton University, has done studies in Mass Communications at the PhD level, has extensive project management training and speaks 5 languages.

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    Jeffrey Alexander

    Dr. Alexander has over 20 years of experience in developing, conducting, and supervising in-depth studies analyzing critical topics in science and technology policy, including the management of R&D initiatives and organizations, evaluation of government-supported R&D programs, strategy development for technology-based regional clusters, and understanding of the nature and dynamics of technological innovation. As part of his work at SRI, Dr. Alexander developed new methodologies for assessing regional innovation assets and workforce capabilities related to emerging industries; explored the use of machine learning to investigate the detection and forecasting of emerging technologies; and studied new techniques for measuring innovation and innovative capacity in organizations, regions, and nations. Dr. Alexander has worked extensively with the NSF’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) on data collection, management, and analysis techniques for statistics on the state of the U.S. R&D system, including R&D activities at private firms, government agencies, universities, and non-profit institutions. Dr. Alexander received his Ph.D. in the Management of Science, Technology and Innovation from the School of Business at The George Washington University. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University, where he also earned honors from the Program in Science, Technology & Society. . He has lectured at The George Washington University, Georgetown University, the University of Texas at Austin, and has delivered presentations at numerous professional and academic meetings.

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    Claire Austin

    Claire Austin is an air quality research scientist with a passion for reproducible research and 'usable' open data. She co-chairs Research Data Canada's Standards and Interoperability Committee (RDC-SINC) and was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the Data Science Journal - a peer-reviewed, open access, Scopus-indexed journal published by CODATA. Claire is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and external advisor to Carleton's Institute for Data Science. She served for many years on the Discipline Committee of the Order of Chemists of Quebec, as an expert on a number of international technical committees for Standards development, including ISO and the NFPA, and on Boards of Directors of several community organizations. She holds an Associate degree in Humanities, a Bachelor of Music in Performance, a Bachelor of Chemistry & Biology, a Master of Education, and she received her Doctorate from McGill's Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Environmental Health. Claire's recent co-authored papers and preprints include: A transdisciplinary glossary for research data management, Workflows for research data publishing, Research data repositories - a review of current features, gap analysis, and recommendations for minimum requirements, and Guidelines for the deposit and preservation of research data in Canada. Claire has been nominated by her undergraduate and graduate students a number of times for teaching and excellence awards.

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    David Baker

    David Baker is co-founder and Executive Director of Casrai (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information). He has over twenty years of experience in research administration and management. He came to the research domain via a tortured path that included directing television commercials, writing screenplays, managing a health research charity and administering databases. His research administration roles have included the design and implementation of grants management databases and software systems as well as the provision of senior advisory services to national and regional governments and foundation funding organizations. He has a strong commitment to, and involvement in, international not-for-profit initiatives on research data standards and systems-interoperability. He is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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    Allison Barr

    Allison Barr is the Director of the Research Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Research Innovation. She oversees the Ontario Research Fund which is the government’s flagship research funding program, which supports research that can be developed into innovative goods and services. She also has responsibility for world class research institutes including the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, the Ontario Brain Institute, the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. She also has responsibility for the government’s international S&T portfolio, including funding of collaboration agreements with India, Israel and China. Ms. Barr has progressive experience at the provincial and federal levels of government. This includes a portfolio of experience in a wide variety of areas including program delivery and operations, strategy and policy development, and communications and marketing. In 2004 she joined the Ministry of Science and Technology as Director of the Research Branch. Prior to that, she was a Director of Communications at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, charged with improving the effectiveness of the government’s communications with business and international stakeholders. Previously, Ms. Barr worked in Cabinet Office as a Senior Policy Advisor with responsibility to provide policy and issues management advice for several economic and resource ministries to the Premier and Secretary of Cabinet. She also worked for the federal government as Diplomat where she was posted to London, England. Significant accomplishments of Ms. Barr’s career include development of the first ever Ontario Cabinet Decision-Making Procedures Guide, an Ontario First policy on immigration and research infrastructure, and a transformation of Ontario’s research program landscape. Ms. Barr holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Queen University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University. She was born in Edmonton, Alberta and is a long time resident of Toronto.

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    Ambrosio Catalla

    Ambrosio Catalla has over fifteen years of experience in assessing impacts.At Research Manitoba, he is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the impacts of research. Currently he jointly leads the research impacts harmonization project of the National Alliance of Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO), the goal of which is to identify a core set of impact measures and to propose and facilitate a NAPHRO-wide impact reporting mechanism to help inform decisions. Prior to Research Manitoba, he worked with local and international non-government organizations and UN agencies in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar, primarily on evaluating program and policy impacts.

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    Judith Chadwick

    A nationally recognized leader in post-secondary research funding and administration, Judith Chadwick oversees U of T’s Research Services team and serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the Division of the Vice-President Research and Innovation. Under her leadership, U of T has attracted more than $1 billion in research investment from the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario through such programs as the Canada Research Chairs and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Ms Chadwick is also Program Director for U of T’s Connaught Fund, which invests more than $3 million annually in emerging and established scholars. She has served in leadership positions on a number of local, provincial and federal level committees and working groups. A U of T employee for more than 30 years, Ms Chadwick sits on the Research Advisory Board and has participated in the university’s Mentoring Program for many years. She holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and a B.A. in Political Science and English from U of T.

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    Anna Clements

    Anna Clements was appointed Assistant Director of Library Services at University of St Andrews, to head up the new Digital Research Division created in April 2015. The Division brings together Open Access & Research Publications Support, Research Data Management, Digital Humanities and Research Computing. There is also a remit to develop Bibliometric and Digital Science support services. Anna moved to the Library from IT Services in 2013. In IT Services she held posts as Programme Manager, Data Architect and Enterprise Architect and was also co-opted to serve as Senior Research Policy Advisor in 2011. Prior to joining the University in 2003, Anna had over 20 years experience working as a consultant, software developer and project manager designing and building systems for a variety of SMEs, and UK/ US educational and academic publishers. Her current role consolidates her skills and expertise in data management, research information management and policy development. She is a tireless advocate, within the University and (inter)nationally of the basic management information principles of entering data once and using open standards to improve data quality whilst minimizing the data collection burden across the research sector.

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    Krista Connell

    CEO for the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), Krista Connell is responsible for providing the leadership and guidance for the NSHRF to attain its mandate of improving the health of Nova Scotians through health research. She established the ground-breaking REAL (Relevant Excellent Accessible Legitimate) Knowledge Program, designed to address the knowledge needs of decision-makers within the provincial health system. Krista regularly speaks at national and international events regarding the role of health research in supporting evidence-informed decision-making. She received a Canadian Progress Club of Halifax Women of Excellence Award in 2012; a WXN’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in 2013; and named one of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs in 2014.

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    Peter Darroch

    Dr Peter Darroch is an expert in the practical use of research metrics to provide complementary insights into the research performance of Countries, universities, researchers, journals or individual research outputs. His knowledge has developed ‘on the job’, working closely with higher education institutions, funders and other clients to help them use metrics appropriately to support research assessment and management. For the past 4 years, he has been part of the Elsevier Research intelligence group, working with tools such as SciVal that provide information and metrics to support research assessment and benchmarking globally. He now works in the Research Metrics team, developing the research metrics strategy at Elsevier. Prior to joining Elsevier, Peter conducted Postdoctoral research in both the United States and the United Kingdom before holding several positions in the healthcare industry. He holds a first degree in Physiology from the University of St. Andrews where he was awarded the Physiological Society Undergraduate prize and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde.

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    Robert Dirstein

    Robert Dirstein heads Dirstein Consulting Inc. which is focussed on supporting research management in the higher education sector.  The firm specializes in the implementation of research information systems, beginning with business process analysis and optimization continuing through to system design and implementation.  Robert’s integrative approach to the challenges of research administration springs from his hands-on experience in both small and large research institutions.

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    Janet Halliwell

    Janet Halliwell is the Principal of JE Halliwell Associates Inc, a company providing value-added services in policy and management consultancy relating to post-secondary education and science and technology, particularly publicly-funded R&D. Janet has extensive and both past and current experience in S&T policy and the governance and management of S&T funding and policy bodies. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genome BC, Canadian Science Publishing, and the Advisory Board for the Quebec Interuniversity Centre for Social Statistics. She chairs Genome BC’s Research Program Committee and is Chair of the Board for two Not-for-Profit S&T organizations - CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration) and the Canadian Science Policy Council responsible for the annual CSPC conference. In April 2007 Janet retired from many years of public service – serving in her final years as Executive Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), where she had responsibility for corporate affairs, including governance, strategic planning, government relations, and performance measurement. Janet also acted as Chief Operating Officer of SSHRC from September 2005 to August 2006 in the absence of a full time President. From 1975-1996 Janet served the research and academic communities in other executive, advisory and management positions. She was Chair of the Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education (1992-1996), Chair of the Science Council of Canada (1990-1992) and an officer of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (through to 1990). Her consulting practice focuses particularly on four aspects of R&D/S&T: i) policy assessment and program development; ii) strategic planning, governance and management in R&D/S&T; iii) impacts/outcomes assessment and performance measurement; and iv) research and analysis relating to new directions in research, including advice on major research proposals and initiatives. Janet holds degrees from Queen's University in Kingston (Chemistry and Mathematics) and the University of British Columbia (Physical Organic Chemistry). She has received honorary doctorates from seven Canadian universities and is a recipient of the Walter Hitschfeld Prize for university research administration.

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    Ashlea Higgs

    Ashlea Higgs is one of the founders and Managing Directors of ÜberResearch, a member of the Digital Science family. ÜberResearch supports research funders and institutions globally in portfolio management and peer review. Ashlea has had the privilege of serving thousands of organizations, from the smallest non-profits to the largest government institutions. Ashlea studied finance and economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his family near Washington, D.C.

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    Thorsten Hoellrigl

    Dr. Thorsten Hoellrigl is Director, Workflow and Collaboration Applications at Thomson Reuters. After finalizing his Ph.D. at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Dr. Hoellrigl, started working for AVEDAS in 2011 as an IT Consultant, responsible for the implementation of research management systems. Dr. Hoellrigl studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe, specializing in identity and IT security management. In December 2013, after AVEDAS joining Thomson Reuters Dr. Hoellrigl continues on in the capacity of Director, Workflow and Collaboration Applications, making him responsible for workflow and collaboration tools within IP&Science, such as CONVERIS and Web of ScienceTM Profiles. Dr. Hoellrigl is a member of multiple associations and a key member in euroCRIS and CASRAI. Dr. Hoellrigl is a member of the ORCID Technical Steering Group, SHARE Working Group, JISC Scholarly Communication Advisory Board, the Pentaho Strategic Advisory Board and the VIVO Leadership Group. He is the leading staff for all standardization efforts in the field of research management and is author of several journal and conference articles.

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    Chuck Humphrey

    Chuck Humphrey is Director of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage research data management network. Portage will coordinate and expand existing library-based expertise, services, and infrastructure to the support Canadian researchers with their research data management needs. Prior to this appointment, Chuck supported data services in the University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) beginning in 1992 and has worked on numerous regional, national, and international initiatives to increase access to data for teaching and research purposes. He has been a strong advocate for preserving research data and served on the Canadian National Data Archive consultation, the National Consultation on Access to Scientific Data, and the Canadian Digital Information Strategy. He currently serves on the Steering Committee of Research Data Canada; is a Board member of the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administrative Information; a participant in the Research Data Alliance; and has been a contributor in CARL’s Project ARC working group, which developed the vision and framework for Portage.

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    Rebecca Kennison

    Rebecca Kennison is a principal at K|N Consultants, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides strategic and operational guidance to mission-driven organizations such as academic institutions, libraries, learned societies, scholarly publishers and university presses, government agencies, and private foundations. Prior to working full time at K|N, Rebecca was the founding director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, where for nearly 8 years she was responsible for developing programs to facilitate scholarly research and the communication of that research through technology solutions. Rebecca has worked primarily in the scholarly publishing industry, including production leadership roles at Cell Press, Blackwell Publishing (now Wiley-Blackwell), and the open-access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).

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    Patrick Lambe

    Patrick Lambe is Principal Consultant, Straits Knowledge Singapore and Visiting Professor in Knowledge Management, Bangkok University. Mr. Lambe is a world-renowned knowledge organization and taxonomy expert with a specialization in knowledge organization systems to enable the conduct of science. His 2007 book Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisation Effectiveness (Oxford: Chandos 2007) is a standard textbook in Knowledge Organization courses. Through SRI International, he has worked since 2009 with the National Science Foundation (Division of Science Resource Statistics and NCSES) in Washington DC on several Task Orders to help them develop a framework, strategy and implementation framework for science classifications and taxonomy management. In 2010 he contributed a session on “The Role of Knowledge Organisation Systems in the Conduct and Advancement of Science” at an NSF workshop on Changing the Conduct of Science in the Information Age. He is currently working on an NSF-funded project with the American Institutes of Research on “Scaling Insight into Science: Assessing Value and Effectiveness of Machine Assisted Classification Within a Statistical System”. Patrick is an Adjunct Professor in knowledge management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Visiting Professor in the Knowledge and Innovation Management PhD programme at Bangkok University, 2-term past President of the Information and Knowledge Management Society and a member of the editorial advisory boards of the top-ranked Journal of Knowledge Management, and of Knowledge Management For Development Journal, and Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation. He is a founding member of the Singapore Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO) and co-organiser of the “Innovations in Knowledge Organisation” Conference (www.ikoconference.org).

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    Jeff Moon

    Jeff Moon is the Data Librarian and Academic Director of the Queen’s Research Data Centre at Queen’s University. He has worked with statistics, data, and government information at Queen’s since 1987. He is a founding member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries’ Ontario Data Community. Jeff contributed to development of the successful ODESI data portal (a service of Scholars Portal) and continues to contribute to data-related initiatives in Ontario and Canada. At Queen’s, Jeff is also responsible for Research Data Management. Jeff is the Chair of the CARL/Portage Data Management Planning Expert Group (DMPEG), which has been working on a national, online, bilingual data management planning tool.

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    Karina McInnis

    Karina McInnis is the Executive Director of University Research Services at Queen’s University. In this role, she leads a team of 20 research administrators carrying out work ranging from the development of research opportunities and securing research funding, compliance, e-systems implementation and sustainment, policy development and implementation, and promoting research integrity. Ms. McInnis began working in the Vice-Principal Research Portfolio at Queen’s in 2000 and has held several roles since this time. She received her undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering and Master’s in Public Administration from Queen’s in 1993 and 2011, respectively. She is a CARA executive member-at-large and a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario.

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    Eddy Nason

    Eddy Nason is the Assistant Director for the Ontario Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) SUPPORT Unit (OSSU). Eddy has over 10 years of experience working in think-tanks and academic organizations providing research, analysis, evaluation and advice on research policy, strategy, evaluation and funding approaches, and is an expert in research impact assessment. Eddy’s work spans multiple continents, and he has advised research funding organizations in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia and the Netherlands. He was the Program Director of the second International School on Research Impact Assessment (RIA) and the Alberta Intensive Training Course on RIA, and the senior researcher for the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences assessment on analyzing the ROI for health research in Canada. He Chairs the OSSU Working Group on performance measurement, is a member of the National SPOR Working Group on performance measurement, and has been on impact assessment advisory boards for research funders and research centres

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    Balviar Notay

    Balviar Notay Is Scholarly Communications Services Manager at Jisc. She works within the Scholarly Communications Team focusing on the development, enhancement and sustainability of a number of Open Access (OA) Services (Sherpa RoMEO, Sherpa Juliet SherpaFACT, OpenDOAR, IRUS, CORE, Publications Router and Jisc Monitor). She has been involved in several initiatives promoting best practice and consistency to metadata across scholarly systems: RIOXX application profile, Vocabularies for Open Access and she also is a member of the Jisc CARAI-UK Pilot – OA Reporting Group to support the documentation of agreed standards as part of the CASRAI data dictionary. From 2002 to 2012 she was part of the team that set up and developed the UK repository infrastructure during which time she also transitioned several key services in other domain areas from development to service (Television and Radio Indexing for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) at the British Universities and Film Video Council (BUFVC) and Go-Geo and GeoXwalk which are now part of the EDINA Unlock service). Previous to Jisc, she worked as a freelance project manager in the design field working with clients in the financial and recruitment sectors developing online services.

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    Renata Osika

    As Executive Director at NAPHRO, Renata Osika works with Canada’s provincial health research funders to increase awareness and collaboration across these organizations. With experience in management, performance measurement and consensus development, Renata acts as co-chair for NAPHRO Impact Analysis Group and supports NAPHRO Working Groups focused on other areas of research funding enterprise in Canada. Prior to NAPHRO, as Program Director at the Council of Canadian Academies, Renata led multidisciplinary Expert Panels in a synthesis of complex evidence-based public policy issues. Her work focused on various aspects of reporting on impacts of investment in research. Renata currently serves as Special Advisor to the Board (Strategic Planning) for Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Ottawa University, and completed her undergraduate studies in econometrics/computer science at the University of Waterloo.

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    Simon Porter

    Simon Porter comes to Digital Science from the University of Melbourne, where he has worked for the past 15 years in roles that span the Library, Research Administration, and Information Technology. Beginning from a core strength in the understanding of how information on research is collected, Simon has forged a career transforming University practices in how data about research is used, both from administrative and eResearch perspectives. In addition to making key contributions to research information visualization and discovery within the University, Simon is well known for his advocacy of Research Profiling Systems and their capability to create new opportunities for researchers. Over the past three years, Simon has established and run the annual Australasian conference on research profiling. In 2012, Simon was the the program chair of the third annual VIVO conference held in Miami.

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    Steve Revucky

    Steve Revucky is a Product Support Specialist in the Global Sales Support group within the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters. Steve holds an M.B.A in Marketing from Villanova University and a B.S. in German and International Business from Georgetown University. Since joining Thomson Reuters earlier this year, he has specialized in providing consulting activities for customized solutions for North American universities and government entities in the area of research management.

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    Judy Ruttenberg

    Judy Ruttenberg is a Program Director at the Association for Research Libraries (ARL). Judy is primarily responsible for managing the SHARE initiative, which is building a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. While at ARL, Judy has also directed the Transforming Research Libraries initiative, which included responsibility for e-research and special collections working groups. Prior to joining ARL in 2011, Judy was a program officer at the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) where she coordinated the work of TRLN's collections groups, focusing on issues such as collections analysis, shared collections, and large-scale digitization. Judy holds an MLS from the University of Maryland College Park, an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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    Kathleen Shearer

    Kathleen Shearer is a Research Associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Research Data Canada working on issues of open access and open science. In particular she has been working with CARL to launch the Portage project, a library-based network for managing research data. She is also the co-chair of two interest groups at the Research Data Alliance: Long Tail of Research Data and Libraries for Research Data. In addition to these roles, Shearer is the part time Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), an international association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009. COAR is located in Gottingen, Germany- with a membership of over 100 institutions worldwide from 36 countries in 5 continents. Shearer is also a Partnership Consultant with the US-based Association of Research Libraries and has done policy work in the area of research data management for the Tri-agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC).

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    Monica Valsangkar-Smyth

    Monica Valsangkar-Smyth is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University, and has taught courses in Sensation and Perception, Brain and Behaviour and Neuropsychology over the last fifteen years. From mapping projections in the vestibulocerebellum of pigeons to examining frontal lobe executive functions in split-brain patients and patients with schizophrenia, she has had the opportunity to work in various labs and utilize different methodologies to study the brain and currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of Fitminds Inc. She has also worked with the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Group as a study coordinator, responsible for the coordination of clinical trials in cancer therapy and supportive care. Finally, over the last few years, Monica has provided subject matter expertise to the federal funders on the feasibility of establishing a common research classification standard.

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    Thomas Vestdam

    Dr. Thomas Vestdam is Head of Product Technology within the Research Management group in Elsevier. Prior to that, he had been heading the technology team behind the successful CRIS system Pure for 5 years, whilst also involved in various research information management related standardisation efforts - including CASRAI and euroCRIS. Thomas has been very involved in various aspects of CASRAI, lately mostly focused on technology aspects and strategic aspects of CASRAI. Thomas has also been very involved in euroCRIS, the organisation behind the European standard for current research information systems, called CERIF. Thomas holds a Ph.D in computer science, and also has a background as associate professor in computer science.

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    Richard Wynne

    Richard Wynne is Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Aries Systems Corporation – Richard has 30 years’ experience in the Software and Information industry in Europe, and the United State. Before joining Aries, Richard spent 8 years at SilverPlatter where he managed a 30-person team developing CD-ROM and Internet products for clinicians, researchers and librarians. He joined Aries in 1999 and has played a leading role in the successful development of Editorial Manager, an online peer review system that has been deployed to more than 6,500 scholarly journals and ProduXion Manager for production tracking. He holds a joint degree in Business and Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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