Dr. Christoph Bruch is senior advisor for Strategy at Helmholtz Open Access Coordination Office. He studied political sciences at Johan Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and Free University Berlin. Before joining Helmholtz Association he held professional positions at the Free University Berlin, the German Institute for Urban Studies, and Max Planck Society. UNESCO appointed him 'lead moderator' for the topic “Preservation of Scientific Data" for the ongoing of the post-summit process of the World Summit on the Information Society. In an honorary capacity he is advocating access to knowledge via his engagement in several NGOs, e.g. Coalition for Action "Copyright for Education in Research", European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science.