Gabi joins DataCite as our new Community Manager

Hello world! This week I joined DataCite in the role of  Community Manager. Being a strong supporter of open research and persistent identifiers (PIDs), I’m excited to work with the DataCite team and community to build more openness and trust in scholarly infrastructure. 

Before joining DataCite, I worked for more than five years at ORCID, focusing on community engagement and support. My responsibilities included driving membership and adoption across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and lately within ORCID consortia to help ensure the organization’s sustainability. In this capacity I’ve helped institutions to start, complete and promote their integrations and raised awareness about the value of ORCID and persistent identifiers through education and outreach. Always interested in fostering discussion and collaboration, I’ve also volunteered in engagement activities for other organizations in the community such as NISO, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations and the Society for Scholarly Publishing.  

In my current role, I’ll lead DataCite’s efforts in two European Commission funded projects to further the implementation of FAIR principles in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The FAIR-IMPACT project, which builds on the FAIRsFAIR project and other related initiatives, aims to realize a web of FAIR data and services to promote open science. The primary goal is to identify use cases across different scientific domains and to promote FAIR solutions for different types of research outputs across the community. The FAIRCORE4EOSC project will leverage the work of the FAIR-IMPACT project and develop nine EOSC-Core components improving the discoverability and interoperability of research outputs and resources. I have worked with communities globally and understand how challenging it can be for institutions to adopt PID services and implement FAIR workflows. I know that persistent identifier infrastructures can only fulfill their mission through global and interconnected implementation, I’m thrilled to support this community effort!