CRIS2016: Keynote speakers and social events

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 09:21 -- euroCRIS Secret...

We are happy to provide you with details regarding our keynote speakers and social events regarding our CRIS2016 Conference in St Andrews.

Keynote speakers

First of all we introduce our keynote speakers: Jean-Claude Burgelman, Gunnar Sivertsen, and Laure Haak.

Jean-Claude is as head of Unit Science Policy, Foresight and Data in Directorate-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission responsible for open science and data policies as well as foresight for research priorities. He is in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.

Gunnar is is Research Professor and Head of bibliometric research at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo. His expertise is in studies of scholarly communication and publishing and in the development and use of bibliometric indicators for statistics, evaluation, funding, and science policy.

Laure is Executive Director of ORCID. She currently serves on the board of Force11, and previously served as program co-chair for the Research, Technology, and Development TIG of the American Evaluation Association. Laure received a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1997 from Stanford University Medical School, where her research focused on the cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythms.

Ceilidh (social event)

As we are in Scotland, our social event will have a typical Gaelic character. This means that the traditional Conference Dinner will be followed by a so-called Ceilidh. The word already shows its Gaelic background. What will happen during a Ceilidh is hard to explain, but you should experience it yourself! Important aspects are Gaelic folk music and dancing. We expect that the evening of June 9th, 2016 will become a very exciting one.

Last but not least: euroCRIS invites all participants and sponsors for its welcome reception, on June 8th, 2016 at 7 pm.

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