Myung-seok Choi, Senior researcher, KISTI

Myung-seok Choi received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, in 2005. Since 2005, he has been working as a senior researcher with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI). He is the main contact point for CODATA Korea. His research interests include open science, open research data, research data management, and artificial intelligence.


Rorie Edmunds, Acting Executive Director, World Data System of the International Science Council

Rorie Edmunds joined the World Data System (WDS) of the International Science Council in August 2012 as the Programme Officer. He became Acting Executive Director in June 2018. Rorie leads the WDS International Programme Office (WDS-IPO), hosted by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Tokyo, Japan. He is responsible for implementing the decisions of the WDS Scientific Committee towards realizing the WDS mission of enabling long-term stewardship of, and universal and equitable access to, quality-assured scientific data and data services, products, and information across all scientific disciplines. Rorie’s tasks include coordinating the daily operations of WDS, supporting the WDS Membership of approximately 130 Trustworthy Data Services worldwide and strengthening their links with the research community, as well as organizing WDS-convened events and other outreach activities. Rorie’s expertise mainly lies in the area of data repository audit and certification; in particular, he has been highly influential in the creation and continued progress of the CoreTrustSeal certification standard for Trustworthy Data Repositories. He was a Co-chair of the Working Group that developed the harmonized Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements that form the basis of the CoreTrustSeal, and he led the Working Group that reviewed and updated the certification for 2020–2022. Rorie is now an ex officio member of the CoreTrustSeal Board, and Head of the CoreTrustSeal Secretariat. He is also a Co-chair of the RDA/WDS Interest Group on Certification of Digital Repositories.

Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General, Research Data Alliance

Hilary Hanahoe was appointed Secretary General of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) in February 2018. Her responsibilities include leadership of RDA’s membership, effective management of the RDA organization and its legal entity (RDA Foundation), engagement with RDA funders, stakeholders and organisations, and sustainable stewardship of the dynamic, active, and high-impact community of over of over 11,000 individual members from 145 countries worldwide, together with over 60 organisational members. Hilary is responsible for the financial and organisational sustainability of RDA on an international level and is the CEO of the RDA Foundation offices (Global and Europe). She works closely with the RDA Council and all governance boards and members of the RDA community. She is passionate about the work of the Research Data Alliance and its vibrant, volunteer community working to enable the open sharing and reuse of data.

Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA

Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013. Simon is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He has contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies and to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World.  He chaired the European Commission’s Expert Group on FAIR Data which produced the report Turning FAIR into Reality He is currently vice-chair of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee, tasked with drafting the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which is intended for adoption in November 2021. As a significant part of his CODATA role, Simon is tasked with preparing a major ISC and CODATA Decadal Programme on ‘Making Data Work for Cross-Domain Grand Challenges’, which will improve the coordination of specifications for data integration and interoperability for interdisciplinary research.  Simon also contributes to the coordination of the CODATA Data Policy Committee.

Doyoung Lee, Senior Policy Researcher, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)

Doyoung Lee received the Ph.D. degree in Science, Technology, and Policy from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea. Currently, she is a senior policy researcher in the National Center of Standard Reference Data at the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS). Her research interest is ‘data and AI governance for trustworthiness’, including the development of data quality evaluation model from the perspective of standards and standardization.

Sanghwan Lee, Principle researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Sanghwan Lee received the M.S. degree in software engineering from Korea University, in 2004. Since 1995, he has been with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea. He is currently the principal researcher of the Research Data Sharing Center, KISTI. His research interests include big data analysis, large research data, data governance, data ecosystems, and artificial intelligence.

Wonsik Shim, Prefessor, Sungkyunkwan University

Wonsik “Jeff” Shim is Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science/Data Science at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea. Shim received his doctorate from Rutgers University in 1999. He taught at Florida State University’s iSchool between 1999 and 2004. His areas of interest include scholarly communication innovations, data management and curation. He is serving as the chair of ISO TC 46/SC 8 (Information and documentation – Quality – Statistics and performance and evaluation).

Sa-kwang Song, Prinicpal Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Sa-kwang Song is a principal researcher and director of Research Data Sharing Center of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Daejeon, Korea, and also a professor at Dept. of Data & High Performance Computing Science at Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), Daejeon, Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2011. And he joined Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) in 2010. He has been a member of Technical Advisory Board of RDA (Research Data Alliance) since 2019.