The OCRE Expert Advisory Board (EAB) has been established to assist the OCRE project with establishing impact and selection criteria for adoption funding and to support in the tender process. The EAB is composed of recognised external experts from diverse stakeholder groups that OCRE engages with. They ensure a fair and transparent evaluation of the tender and adoption funding distribution processes.

The advisors will work remotely and independently, in their personal capacity and not on behalf of an organisation, and they will be selected based on her/his field of expertise and proven experience in similar review activities while ensuring that competences, geographical and gender coverage are factored in accordingly. 

The assigned expert advisors will sign a non-conflict and confidentiality agreement and will be briefed on the principles guiding the calls, application and selection criteria and evaluation process. The expert advisors will be granted access to the tender responses and adoption funding requests. The expert advisors’ assignment, briefing, formal review and evaluation are expected to last until the end of the project.

OCRE Expert Advisory Board Members


Guido Aben  AARNet eInfrastructure Partnerships Director

Guido Aben

AARNet eInfrastructure Partnerships Director
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Guido Aben is AARNet’s director of eInfrastructure partnerships. He holds an MSc in physics from Utrecht University. In his current role at AARNet, he is responsible for building partnerships and fostering collaborations between like-minded entities in international eScience and eInfrastructure, all in order to build services to researchers’ requirements. His current prime interest is in federated large data collaboration systems, but he’s always on the lookout for new diamonds in the rough.
 

Ana Juan Ferrer Atos Head of Edge Computing

Ana Juan Ferrer

Atos Head of Edge Computing
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Ana Juan Ferrer has a Master Degree in Computer Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In Atos since 2006, in Atos Research and Innovation, currently she is Head of Edge Computing Unit group and coordinating the PLEDGER project that investigates methods and tools to ensure applications Quality of Service over distributed edge and cloud deployments.  Ana is founder member of Atos Scientific Community and Distinguished Expert in Edge Computing domain.

Marta Hoffman-Sommer EOSC Executive Board FAIR Working Group Member & Polish Academy of Sciences Researcher

Marta Hoffman-Sommer

EOSC EXECUTIVE BOARD FAIR WG MEMBER & POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES RESEARCHER
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Marta Hoffman-Sommer has an academic background in molecular biology. She has earned a PhD in biochemistry and has worked as a postdoc in the Theoretical Biophysics Group at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. Currently she is a researcher in plant molecular biology in the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

Shridhar Jawak Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Senior Adviser

Shridhar Jawak

Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System Senior Adviser
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Dr. Shridhar Jawak is a Remote Sensing Officer (Sr. Adviser) at the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Longyearbyen, Norway. Before joining SIOS, he was a project scientist at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, India, where he was leading EO and RS activities in polar research particularly focusing on Antarctica, Himalayas, and the Arctic. He has participated in 3 summer expeditions to Antarctica and one field campaign to Svalbard. He is currently living in Longyearbyen, Norway, Svalbard.
 

Günther Landgraf European Space Agency Infrastructure and Engineering Head

Günther Landgraf

European Space Agency Infrastructure and Engineering Head
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Dipl.Ing. Günther Landgraf has graduated as Master of Science in Computer Engineering at the Technical University Vienna in 1986. After several years in industry he joined the Earth Observation Directorate of the European Space Agency in 1993., where he created and renewed the ESA multi-mission infrastructure as Head of section for “Infrastructure and Engineering” in the Ground Segment department.

Steven Newhouse EMBL-EBI Head of Technical Services

Steven Newhouse

EMBL-EBI Head of Technical Services
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Dr Steven Newhouse is Head of the Technical Services cluster that brings together 6 teams and over 85 staff supporting EMBL-EBI's IT activities. He has spend the last 20 years engaged in European e-Infrastructure activities, most recently before starting at EMBL-EBI, as founding Director of EGI. He is part of the leadership team within the ELIXIR Compute Platform and the EOSC-Life project - both of which have a focus on the adoption of cloud computing y life-scientists. He also part of the EOSC-Hub and Archiver projects.

Nicky Stewart Commercial Director for UKCloud Ltd

Nicky Stewart

Commercial Director for UKCloud Ltd
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Nicky is Commercial Director for UKCloud Ltd. Nicky has been with UKCloud since it was founded in 2011. Before 2011, Nicky worked with government and industry to enable the UK government to adopt and reap the benefits of cloud, as part of the Cabinet Office G-Cloud programme, leading the multi-disciplinary government/industry Commercial stream that conceptualised G-Cloud. Nicky has been a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Cloud Computing Contracts and the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers of Europe (CISPE) Code of Conduct for data protection Task Force.

Emanuele Storti Eurodoc EOSC Officer & Open Science Ambassador

Emanuele Storti

Eurodoc EOSC Officer & Open Science Ambassador
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Emanuele Storti is a postdoctoral researcher in computer science and an adjunct professor of Information Systems at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. He also works as a database, Process Mining and Linked Data consultant for manufacturing and software development companies. Since April 2019 he has been the EOSC Officer and Open Science Ambassador for Eurodoc. From 2017 to 2019, he served as a board member for Eurodoc and for the Italian Association of PhD Candidates and PhDs (ADI).

Debora Testi CINECA Project Manager & PRACE Board Member

Debora Testi

CINECA Project Manager & PRACE Board Member
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Debora Testi, PhD has an Electronic Engineering Degree from the University of Bologna (1997) and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Bologna (2002). She has been acting as principal investigator in different EC funded projects and as project manager for computer-aided software application development. She is part of the data management team and currently involved in EU-funded projects, like HBP, EOSC-hub, and HPC-Europa3. She is member of the PRACE Board of Directors and of the EUDAT CDI secretariat.