ANDREA SIXTO COSTOYA

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Mrs ANDREA SIXTO COSTOYA

Professional Title: Student

Primary domain: Information Science

Organization name: University of Valencia

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: VALENCIA - Spain


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My name is Andrea Sixto Costoya and I am from Galicia, a beautiful green region in the nortwest of Spain but currently I am living in the sunny city of Valencia, in the South. Profesionally, my first universitary studies were in the Social Work field, which mainly was focused on practical work in Social Services. However, after my studies in Social Work, I decided carried out a specific Master in Addictions, in which there were many modules related to research. In that moment, I realised how the reseach important is and how much I would like dedicate myself to this. After that, thanks to who curretly are my PhD directors, I discovered the amazing Open Access movement and, more specifically, the data scientific sharing, that is, in fact, the subject of my thesis. Finally, I would like to add that, because of my experience in differents areas of knowledge (Social Work, Health, Information Sciences), I have understood that the Open Acces philosophy and concepts linked to it like Open Science, Open Goverment or Open Research Data, are not only interesting concepts, but also neccesary in our current gobalised society.