Dr Francoise Genova
Professional Title: Researcher
Primary domain: Astronomy
Organization name: Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)
Organization type: Academia/Research
City / Country: Strasbourg - France
Francoise Genova has been the director of the Strasbourg astronomical data centre CDS from 1995 to 2015, and one of the founding parents of the astronomical Virtual Observatory project. She has been the coordinator of several European projects dealing with the European Virtual Observatory. She currently leads the "Data Access, Discovery and Interoperability" Work Package of the European ASTERICS astronomy Cluster, which aims at optimizing the usage of the data from the astronomical large projects through the Virtual Observatory. She was a member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data set up by the European Commission in 2010, and one author of the "Riding the wave" report published in October 2010 and of its follow-up "Data Harvest" report. She is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Turning FAIR data to reality (2017-2018). She is an active member of the RDA, in particular as member of the RDA Technical Advisory Board (co-chair since October 2015), and of the RDA Europe first, second and third projects. She currently leads the RDA France National Node under the aegis of the RDA Europe 4.0 project. She was a member of the Data Seal of Approval Board (2016-2017), of the WDS Scientific Committee (2009-2015) and of CODATA Executive Committee (2010-2012).