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Organization ID Working Group


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Christopher Brown

Senior Co-design Manager, Jisc  (London)

Christopher is a senior co-design manager working in the research team in digital futures, with an emphasis on research data management, research information, research software and work that supports researchers throughout the whole research lifecycle. He manages the research data discovery service project, the Next Generation Research Environment co-design challenge and is helping to build Research Data Alliance (RDA) engagement and general collaboration and communication within the UK research community. He works closely with research councils and various groups to ensure Jisc is positioned correctly with national and international developments.


John Chodacki, Chair

Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3), California Digital Library (San Francisco)

John is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, development, and operational management of CDL’s digital curation group, UC3. John works with UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that UC3 services meet the emerging needs of the scholarly community, including digital preservation, data management, and reuse. John has a background in product management within digital publishing and scholarly communication organizations. In his role at CDL, John engages with the University of California libraries and other key stakeholders to inform UC3’s goals and activities. In addition, he represents CDL in the global research community (funders, libraries, archives, publishers, researchers).

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President, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Ringgold (Oxford)

Laura leads Ringgold's operations including finance, production and general operational processes. She remains active in Ringgold’s outward facing activities following from her role as CMO and as President of Ringgold. She was a publishing consultant for ten years, working with a variety of international clients including publishers, intermediaries and trade associations. She has extensive experience in strategic decision making, consultancy, data analysis, and management. She created the Consortium Directory Online which was acquired by Ringgold, along with her consulting business, in September 2011.

Cruse.jpgPatricia (Trisha) Cruse, Steering Group

Executive Director, DataCite and Manager Strategic Partnerships, DataONE (San Francisco)

Trisha leads DataCite with a strong commitment and passion for data sharing. As Executive Director, her role is to advance DataCite’s mission, build strategic partnerships and work with a diverse community of stakeholders. Prior to joining DataCite, Trisha was the Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL). In addition, Trisha also is a co-PI on the DataONE initiative and co-leads sustainability and governance activities.


Tim Devenport

Lead Consultant to ICEDIS, EDItEUR (London)

Tim is an independent business consultant and project manager in the serials publishing sector, and has provided expert help to EDItEUR for many years. He joined EDItEUR as a member of staff in 2011. He has worked with many of the major academic and business publishers. His professional interests span two main areas – in the standards arena, he works to help international and cross-industry bodies like EDItEUR and ICEDIS to develop frameworks that allow for automated and effective information and transactional exchange. Within publishing operations, he provides publishing clients with expertise in business analysis and the management of complex projects, typically spanning a number of functional areas and the implementation or migration of business systems for fulfilment, content hosting and e-commerce.


Mike Frame

Chief of Scientific Data Integration and Visualization, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Oak Ridge)

Mike is responsible for geospatial, informatics, and technology research and oversight within USGS. He is responsible for enabling better use and application of scientific data/information through developing data access/interoperability strategies and the implementation of technologies such as: customized/personalized knowledge portals, data integration tools, analysis/visualization technologies, on-line Geospatial mapping applications, application of standards, and state-of-the art indexing/discovery methods.

Danny Goroff

Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (New York)

Daniel Goroff is Vice President and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a private philanthropy that supports breakthroughs in science, technology, and economics.  Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.  Before that, he was a faculty member at Harvard University for over twenty years.  Daniel Goroff has twice worked for the President’s Science Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, most recently as Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.


Laure Haak, Steering Committee

Executive Director, ORCID (Washington DC)

Laure drives awareness of the ORCID mission, building strategic relationships, working with a broad range of constituents, ensuring organizational persistence, and directing ORCID staff and contractors. Previously, Laure was Chief Science Officer at Discovery Logic, Inc.; a program officer for the US National Academies' Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; and editor of Science's Next Wave Postdoc Network at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a postdoc at the National Institutes of Health.

Christina Hoppermann

Senior Manager Metadata and Knowledge Models, Springer Nature (Heidelberg)

Christina is responsible for fostering strategic metadata developments at Springer Nature in compliance with standards and is actively involved in community-driven developments. Her responsibilities further include both the use of existing and the development of new knowledge models within Springer Nature and beyond. In this context she also introduced different persistent identifiers for uniquely identifying entities such as persons, organizations, and funding institutions at Springer Nature. Previously, she worked as a researcher in Computational Linguistics at Tuebingen University with a focus on sustainability and discoverability of (open) research data, semantic web technologies, and (computational/lexical) semantics.


Andres Mori

Data Projects Lead, Digital Science (London)

Andres has worked on the Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) since its inception, in various roles from data curator to product manager. In addition to these responsibilities, he oversees data enrichment services and manual curation projects for various products at Digital Science. Previously he was conducting research in Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, specifically tasked with the development of a new vaccine against tuberculosis.


Ed Pentz, Steering Group

Executive Director, Crossref (Oxford)

Ed oversees all aspects of a successful international association of scholarly publishers that provides innovative online services like reference linking and plagiarism detection. He manages 30 staff, strategic and financial planning and development of new products and services.

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Chief Executive Officer, Hindawi Publishing  (London)

Paul took over as Hindawi’s CEO in July 2015 after spending the previous 11 years helping develop the business. His previous roles included Head of Business Development before moving into the role of Hindawi’s Chief Strategy Officer. Paul serves on many professional and industry initiatives including the CrossRef board and was a founding board member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) where he currently serves as President. Paul currently serves as a Nominated Member on the European Commission’s working group on the development and implementation of open science in Europe – the European Open Science Policy Platform.


Andrew Pitts

Co-Founder and Managing Director Publisher Solutions International, creators of The IP Registry.   His career in the publishing industry started in Blackwell’s Information Services, where he served as an agent.  He moved into a position as International Sales Director for the American Chemical Society 1997.  


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Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (San Francisco)

Kristen launched the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) with co-founder Adam Hyde. The mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. Coko is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed.  She has a 20-year history in the information industry, most recently as the Publisher at the Public Library of Science (PLOS).  Previously, Kristen spent five years at HighWire, leading the Product, Marketing and BD teams; and held positions at Atypon, a flash-in-the-pan bioinformatics company called DoubleTwist and BIOSIS.  


Erin Robinson

Executive Director, Foundation for Earth Sciences (Boulder)

Erin is a natural connector who’s passionate about fostering innovation through collaboration. During the last 10 years she has created communities and programs with lasting impact around science data and technology. As the Executive Director for the Foundation for Earth Science, Erin facilitates virtual and in-person collaboration across economic sectors to expedite progress toward data interoperability envisioning and realizing new programs and articulating their value to funders to ensure continued success of the programs.


Arthur Smith

Lead Data Analyst, American Physical Society (New York)

Arthur has worked for the American Physical Society in the Journal Information Systems department since 1995, supporting the online transformation of the peer review process and related activities for the Physical Review journals. His current position as lead data analyst involves collecting and organizing the many different forms of data associated with the journals, from internal communications to subscription and citation data, to improve understanding and decision-making in the publishing operation. He also led development of a new physics taxonomy for use by the journals. Arthur received a PhD in physics from Cornell University in 1991.

Helen Szigeti, Consultant

Program Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing (Philadelphia)

Helen Szigeti is an independent consultant in scholarly communication who focuses on OA initiatives, and she also serves as Program Director for the Society for Scholarly Publishing where she oversees a variety of committees, working groups, and task forces. Helen has over 20 years of experience within scholarly publishing across a wide range of roles including business development digital strategy, product development, editorial development, publisher relations, library literacy instruction, and specialty research services. Starting as an academic librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, Helen went on to hold key strategic positions at ISI/Thomson (now Clarivate Analytics) and Stanford University/HighWire Press. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and an MS in Information Studies from Drexel University, with additional coursework in the areas of human-computer interaction, Sanskrit, and non-profit management.


Thomas Vestdam

Head of Product Technology, Elsevier (Aalborg)

Thomas heads up technology for the Pure Platform with the overall responsibility for the technology stack, ensuring that it remains fit for all current and future requirements.

 In addition, he has the overall responsibility for the internal IT infrastructure at the Aalborg office (primarily Pure development), and our hosting infrastructure.

 He works with the different Pure development teams to identify future needs/requirements, and manages 3 agile development teams. He is also involved with with other development and technology teams within Elsevier. As additional activities he engages in standardisation communities such as euroCRIS (CERIF), CASRAI and VIVO, and in general keeps up with a number of other related initiatives (e.g. OpenAIRE, ORCID).

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Director, Repository Development and Services, Cornell University Library (Ithaca)

Simeon Warner is director of Repository Development at Cornell University Library. Current research interests are in web information systems, interoperability and open-access scholarly publishing. Current projects include Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L), Cornell University Library archival repository (CULAR), IIIF, ResourceSync and ORCID. Past projects include technical direction of the arXiv e-print archive.