Statement Lowenberg

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Daniella Lowenberg, CDL

I am a collaborative leader focused on the adoption of open data practices across the global research landscape. Based at University of California, within the California Digital Library, I am the Product Manager for Dryad as well as the Project Lead for the Sloan Foundation funded Make Data Count initiative. Working across institutions (directly with researchers and within the administration/libraries), as well as in conjunction with publishers, global funders, repositories, and community groups I work on open source solutions for research data curation, research data publishing, and the building of research data metrics. Within this scope, I am the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Data Usage Metrics working group chair. I represent our cross-organizational work at international funder forums and guest lecture for graduate and post-doctoral courses on reproducibility and transparency best science practices. My publications and reviews have been primarily in the data usage metrics and data sharing adoption space. Prior to this work, I was at the open access publisher PLOS where I implemented the open data policy across the journals. Before transitioning to the access and publishing side of research, I worked in microbiology labs publishing on antibiotic resistance and pharmacogenomics.

I bring with me a variety of perspectives (institutional, large-scale general repository, scientist) and experiences that represent ESIP’s stakeholders which will allow for me to have a new, diverse voice on the ESIP board. I also have experience with and am working on the issues that ESIP prioritizes in non-earth science communities that we can learn from and engage with, such as: sustainability of open systems, value and incentives for research data, long-term archiving of research outputs, and utilizing data to advance scientific discovery. Further, all of the initiatives that I lead are embedded within the ESIP community. Thousands of earth science researchers submit to Dryad, and data-level metrics are essential for each stakeholder who is working to “make data matter”. Above these experiences, I am energized and a vocal member of the community, committed to the future of sustained open research within the earth sciences and beyond. I look forward to the opportunity of being an advocate for ESIP and its wide-ranging activities.