ELIXIR Europe Compute Platform Coordinator
Honorary Fellow, University of Leicester (Health Sciences, Physics and Astronomy)
Honorary Fellow in Health and Research Data Informatics in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester + research astrophysics; Editor-in-Chief Open Health Data journal; Assoc Editor: Geoscience Data Journal; Co-Chair: RDA-WDS Publishing Data Interest Group + Founding Chair of RDA-WDS Publishing Data Workflows Working Group; Chair Medilink East Midlands Digital Health SIG.
------ Project Lead: BRISSkit ------
JISC/HEFCE funded Biomedical Research Infrastructure Software Service Kit (BRISSKit) since July 2011. Open source biomedical research database applications for researchers and healthcare. See #BRISSkit and further info at:
------ Project Lead: PREPARDE ------
Peer REview for Publication & Accreditation of Research Data in the Earth sciences (PREPARDE). Board member of new #OpenAccess "Geoscience Data Journal" (Wiley). Funded by JISC Managing Research Data Programme #jiscmrd for July 2012 - June 2013.
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Research data science & management; publishing data; open source software development & institutional policy. Founding Co-Chair of international Research Data Alliance Publishing Data Interest Group; Chair ICSU WDS Working Group on "workflows for publishing data".
Coordinating researchers with best practice in research data management & techniques across University research groups & internal/external services; national initiatives including JISC Managing Research Data Programme (#JISCMRD Halogen interdisciplinary project), HEFCE/JISC University Modernisation Fund (#BRISSkit), UK Research Data Service (UKRDS) & to international e-research including EU e-iRG e-infrastructure reflection group & IVOA astronomical data sharing (co-editor of IVOA newsletter). Enabling numerous interdisciplinary research projects.
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(Honorary) Research Fellow in X-ray & Observational Astronomy Group, Dept of Physics & Astronomy. Research interests include multi wavelength astronomical surveys, XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre, e-research including International Virtual Observatory (IVOA), & interstellar dynamics in star formation