Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen joins EU’s Open Science Policy Platform

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Director of Library Network Services at the National Library, has been selected as a member of the European Commission's new expert group on open science policy. The duties of the Open Science Policy Platform include advising the Commission on developing and implementing open science policy.

Hormia-Poutanen is the president of the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER), and represents the organisation in the new group. She says that “LIBER is the most important network of research libraries in Europe. I am happy that the role of libraries in promoting open science is being so prominently recognised at the European Commission. I accept this new position with great interest and I look forward to cooperating with experts from different fields.”

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, appointed a total of 25 representatives to the Policy Platform. The Platform will serve as an advisory body for the Commission, ensuring that different perspectives are considered in the development of science policy. The term of the Policy Platform is two years.

Further information:

Kristiina
Hormia-Poutanen
Director
Library Network Services
National Library
P.O.Box 26 (Kaikukatu 4)
00014 University of Helsinki
+358 (0)50 552 3056