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The OLS Governance Committee is a dedicated group of individuals appointed to provide strategic oversight and guidance in shaping the governance framework of OLS. This committee provides advisory support in decision-making, transparency, and sustainability within OLS. You can also read the OLS governance guiding documents.
For governance-related documentation and updates, please visit our public GitHub repository.
Anelda is the founder of Talarify, a South Africa-based consultancy working with researchers and postgraduates to help grow digital, computational, and open science literacy. She has a formal background in bioinformatics, but spend most of her time working in interdisciplinary teams these days. Main projects currently: 1) afrimapr, funded by Wellcome Open Research, where the team is working with data science communities in Africa and beyond to help make African data more accessible via the development of R building blocks; and 2) ESCALATOR - growing an inclusive and active community of practice in Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences in South Africa.
Batool is a computational biologist affiliated with both KAIMRC in Saudi Arabia and the University of Liverpool in the UK. As an advocate for Open Science and its role in improving scientific and economic outputs in the Middle east, Batool established an Open Science Community in Saudi Arabia (OSCSA). OSCSA aims to create significant value towards Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which focus on enhancing knowledge and improving equal access to education in the Kingdom
Esther works as a Data Steward at Delft University of Technology (Faculty of Applied Sciences) in the Netherlands. As a Data Steward she supports researchers with their data/code management and with sharing their research. Before this, Esther did a PhD in bioanthropology, studying the isotopic composition of human teeth to determine where they grew up.
Hao is the Reproducibility Librarian at the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries. He is passionate about empowering others, whether through training in open science and reproducible research practices or promoting equity and inclusion by dismantling gatekeeping in academia.
I am a tenured researcher leading a collaborative health data science research group. I also work to improve data analysis teaching and practice. I co-founded MetaDocencia, an open, collaborative, and Spanish-speaking education community. One of the roles I enjoy most is mentoring and teaching others.
A bioinformatician + biochemist passionate about drug discovery and finding solutions for Africa’s most burdensome diseases.
I’m a strong advocate for equity and inclusion of individuals from marginalized groups in STEM fields. I’m also a passionate community builder and research data manager specialized in metadata and curation with a passion for OpenScience and all things FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperably, Resuable).
Saranjeet is a Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute’s 2023 Inauguration. She has a Masters degree in Statistics from University of Pune and is a Technical Writer of the R Development Guide. Throughout her career, she’s been involved with a number of software engineering communities and has been selected in open source programs like Google Summer of Code 2020, Digital Infrastructure Incubator 2021 by Code for Science and Society, Google Season of Docs 2022, and a Subject Matter Expert for the Open Science Tools and Resources Module of NASA TOPS. In 2021, she participated in the Open Life Science program (cohort-4), during which she co-founded the Research Software Engineering (RSE
Lifelong developmental geneticist with interest in synthetic biology and creating open domain tools for research