Anita de Waard
VP Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier
Anita de Waard has a degree in low-temperature physics from Leiden University, and worked in Moscow before joining Elsevier as a physics publisher in 1988. Since 1997, she has worked on bridging the gap between science publishing and computational and information technologies, collaborating with groups in Europe and the US. Her past work includes developing a semantic model for research papers, and co-founding the interdisciplinary member organization Force11.org. For her current remit as VP Research Data Collaborations, Anita is developing cross-disciplinary frameworks to store, share and search experimental outputs, in collaboration with academic and government groups. She co-chairs the RDA Data Discovery Interest Group, and is on the Steering Committee of the National Data Service.