John Chodacki

John Chodacki ( is the Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL). As Director of UC3, John works across the UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that CDL’s digital curation services meet the emerging needs of the scholarly community, including digital preservation, data management, and reuse. John is well- known and respected within the publishing and scholarly communication communities for his product and technology leadership. Prior to CDL, John held various product development positions at numerous publishing and technology firms, including Public Library of Science (PLOS), O’Reilly Media, VIZ Media, Zinio, Creative Edge, and Safari Books Online. He has served on the board and/or committees of several leading organizations including CrossRef, DataCite, FORCE11, Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation and COUNTER.

Patricia Cruse

Trisha Cruse ( leads DataCite with a strong commitment and passion for data sharing. As Executive Director, her role is to advance DataCite’s mission, build strategic partnerships and work with a diverse community of stakeholders. Prior to joining DataCite, Trisha was the Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL). In addition, Trisha also is a co-PI on the DataONE initiative and co- leads sustainability and governance activities. Trisha holds an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jennifer Lin

Jennifer Lin ( is Director of Product Management at Crossref, developing metadata services that make scholarly content easy to find, cite, link, and assess. She previously worked for PLOS where she oversaw product strategy and development for research data sharing, article-level metrics, and open assessment initiatives. She has worked as a business and technology consultant for large private firms, startups, and the public sector at Accenture. Jennifer earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University in Political Science.

Cameron Neylon

Cameron Neylon ( is Professor of Research Communication at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University, Director of KU Research, and an advocate of open research practice who has worked in research and support areas including chemistry, advocacy, policy, technology, publishing, political economy and cultural studies. He was a contributor to the Panton Principles for Open Data, the Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructure, the altmetrics manifesto, a founding board member of FORCE11 and served on the boards and advisory boards of organizations including Impact Story, Crossref,, the LSE Impact Blog and various editorial boards. His previous positions include Advocacy Director at PLOS, Senior Scientist (Biological Sciences) at the STFC and tenured faculty at the University of Southampton. Along his earlier work in structural biology and biophysics his research and writing focuses on the culture of researchers, the political economy of research institutions and how these interact, and collide with, the changing technology environment.

Damian Pattinson

Damian Pattinson ( is Vice President of Publishing Innovation at Research Square, working on open peer review software and services for publishers and journals. Previously he was Editorial Director of the open access journal, PLOS ONE, where he oversaw peer review for the thousands of papers that were published each month. At PLOS he was also responsible for growing the editorial community from a few hundred to many thousands, and developed the editorial policies that became the standard for the ensuing megajournal movement. Damian started his journal career at the BMJ as editor of the evidence-based medicine resources, BMJ Clinical Evidence and BMJ Best Practice. He earned his PhD in developmental neuroscience from University College London.

Carly Strasser

Carly Strasser ( is the Director of Academic Alliances and Data Strategy at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where she develops partnerships with academic and non-profit re‐ search organizations in support of Hutch Data Commonwealth initiatives. Carly was previously a program officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, focused on funding and promoting academic data science. While at Moore, Carly led the implementation of an open access policy for grantees. Previously, Carly also worked as Director of Strategic Development for the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation and was a Research Data Specialist at the California Digital Library where she helped develop and promote CDL’s researcher-focused services, and worked to encourage data sharing and good data management practices by researchers. Carly received a B.A. in Marine Science and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program.

In addition

Special thanks to Geoff Bilder ( for both participation and inspiration throughout the book writing process.