Dominique Babini is from Argentina. Open access advisor, and previously repository developer and manager, at the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), a network of 623 research institutions in 48 countries, mostly in Latin America. Member of International Scientific Committee of the Iberoamerican open access journals portal REDALYC and codirector of its 900 social sciences and humanities open access journal collection clacso.redalyc.org. Member of ICSUIAP-ISSC-TWAS international working group Accord on “Open Data in a Big Data World” (2015-2016) . Member of the Experts Committee of the National System of Digital Repositories in Argentina that drafted the national open access legislation passed in 2013. Member of the Advisory Board of PKP-Stanford-SFU-SPARC project Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study (2015-2017). Latin America content contributor for UNESCO Global Open Access Portal. Research on scientific communications and open access at University of Buenos Aires-IIGG. Recent publications in English: Realising the BOAI vision: a view from the global South (opinion, 2017), Latin American Science is meant to be open access (2015), The risk of open access becoming integrated into existing commercial publishing (2014), Challenges for the Global Periphery. In: Mapping the Future of Scholarly Publishing (2014), Open Access Indicators and Scholarly Communications in Latin America (2014), On the state of Open Access: Where we are, what still needs to be done (2013).
Dominique holds a doctorate in political science and a postgraduate degree in information science. Lives in Argentina.