Bonnie C. Carroll, Interim Executive Director, World Data System of the International Science Council

Bonnie C. Carroll is Founder and retired CEO of Information International Associates, Inc. (IIa), an information management and technology company which had almost 300 employees when she sold it after 30 years of operation in 2018.  She has supported government, academia and industry in managing information as a strategic resource for almost 5 decades.  She serves on the US National Academy of Sciences’, Board of Research Data and Information, is the Secretary General of CODATA, and is Chair of the US National Committee for CODATA. She staffed two US White House Interagency Working Groups in Biodiversity Informatics and Digital Data. She has extensive experience in organization planning and analysis. During five decades, she has helped three major U.S. federal agency programs restructure their information exchange programs. She had a principle role in international development projects, including one to help develop a national information policy for the Kingdom of Jordan (a joint Jordanian Technical Information Center/World Bank project) has done special studies for the International Atomic Energy Agency, and a pilot project to develop telematics services to the Eastern Caribbean.  She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has served on its Council. Ms. Carroll has written and presented extensively on information policy, information strategy, and planning for scientific and technical information management. Ms. Carroll is on the editorial board for the journal Information Services and Use.  She has an MS from Columbia University and a BA from Cornell University.  Her experience working across organizational lines and international boundaries in different subject areas helps her understand the needs of various stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

 

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. 

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 https://doi.org/10.2777/1524. 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.

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.

Dongmin Seo, Principle Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Dongmin Seo is a principal researcher and director of Research Data Sharing Center of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) and also a professor at Dept. of Data & High Performance Computing Science at Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree in Database at Chungbuk National University, Korea, in 2008. He is an executive director of Korea Contents Association and Database Society, Korea.

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.