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WALTER SCHOLGER (IPR and licensing)

Walter Scholger studied History and Applied Cultural Sciences in Graz (Austria) and Maynooth (Ireland). He served as the Deputy Director of the Center for Information Modeling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz (Austria) from 2008 to 2019, and continues to deal with administrative issues, project management and the coordination of the Centre’s teaching activities. 
He is involved in several international projects and member (and co-lead) of several working groups of DH umbrella organizations focusing on legal aspects of academia and digitisation (e.g. CLARIN Legal Issues Committee) and  DH curricula development (e.g. ADHO Digital Pedagogy SIG), and has been giving numerous international workshops on IPR, licensing and data protection in recent years.
A veteran contributor to DARIAH-EU, he was one of the driving forces behind the “DH Course Registry” and has been active in several Working Groups, serving as Co-Lead of the “Training and Education” Working Group from 2013 to 2017 and the Working Group on “Ethics and Legality in Digital Arts and Humanities” (ELDAH) since 2017.
In January 2019, he was appointed Deputy National Coordinator for CLARIAH Austria.

ERZSÉBET TÓTH-CZIFRA (What is data in the humanities)

Erzsébet started her job as Open Science Officer at DARIAH-EU in March 2018. She studied comparative literature studies, cultural studies and linguistics at the University of Szeged (Hungary) as well as at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She received her PhD in Cultural Linguistics summa cum laude in 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University for her corpus study of the evolution of certain Hungarian word-formation schemata. After graduating, she had been teaching linguistics and Hungarian as foreign language at the Eötvös Loránd University as well as at the Fachhochschule Burgenland in Eisenstadt, Austria. In 2016, her commitment to democracy in science led her to join ScienceOpen, a research evaluation and discovery platform, as Content Integration Manager and open science advocate. Her role at DARIAH enables her to merge the 2 main pillars of her professional life: humanities and open science. She is responsible for fostering and implementing open science practices across DARIAH and its cooperating partners and contributes to the design and implementation of open science policy statements, guidelines and service related to the open dissemination of research results in the humanities.

FRANCES MADDEN (PIDs and data citation)

Frances Madden is Research Identifiers Lead at The British Library, overseeing the British Library's contribution to the FREYA project. Her role includes looking at integrating persistent identifiers into the Library's systems and representing the humanities and social sciences sectors within FREYA. Prior to joining the British Library, Frances worked as a research data manager and an archivist at King's College London and Royal Holloway, University of London.

JAVIER DE LA ROSA (Open Research Notebooks)

Javier de la Rosa is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNED working on Natural Language Processing, where he is part of the POSTDATA Project. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies with a specialization in Digital Humanities by the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence by the University of Seville. Javier has previously worked as a Research Engineer at Stanford University, and as the Technical Lead at the University of Western Ontario CulturePlex Lab. His interests range from NLP applied to historical texts to the analysis of networks of Fine Arts artifacts and the visual culture of the past.

DELFIM LEÃO (Innovative publishing practices in the arts and humanities)

Delfim Leão is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies and currently Vice-Rector for Culture and Open Science  at the University of Coimbra. He is Director of Coimbra University Press (since 2011) and has formerly been President of the Portuguese Association of Higher Education Presses (2011-2014).

He is the Portuguese representative (since 2017) at the OPERAS consortium core group, and participates at the recently funded EU projects TRIPLE (Targeting Researchers through Innovative Practices and multiLingual Exploration, 2019-2022) and OPERAS-P (Preparing Open Access in the European Research Area through Scholarly Communication, 2019-2021). He is particularly active in the area of Multilingualism.

His scientific and professional activities include the development of two specialized digital platforms: the Classica Digitalia and the UC Digitalis.

ANTÓNIA CORREIA (Data Management Plans)

Antónia Correia works for FIT4RRI and ON-MERRIT projects in the Open Access Projects’ Office of Minho University. She has a BA in Anglo-Portuguese Studies by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a specialization in Library and Information Sciences and Archives from the Universidade de Lisboa. She has extensive experience working in academic libraries and supporting researchers in scientific publishing, visibility and evaluation. She collaborates with Universidade Nova de Lisboa’s Doctoral School in the Information Literacy and Research Data Management courses. Working for FOSTER Plus project, she coordinated the Portuguese translation of the Open Science Training Handbook and collaborated in the Open Science Training Toolkit. She integrates the OpenAIRE Community of Practice for training coordinators and Research Data Alliance’s Portuguese Node. Research interests are all subjects related to Open Science, Research Data Management, Scholarly Publication and Research Assessment.

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