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Webinar | 29th September 2022 | 16:00 (UK)

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In this panel discussion, members from across Springer Nature’s research data management, editorial, and community teams will come together to discuss how Springer Nature is supporting authors in open science practices through data availability as well as reproducibility, quality and integrity.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Springer Nature’s successful history of data availability policies
  • Their publication process developed to support researchers making data available
  • The role of data in publisher approaches to open science


Dr Mark Hahnel, Figshare Founder and CEO


Maria Hodges
Dr Hodges has a PhD in Biochemistry from Cancer Research UK. She has been an Editor for Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, the Scientific Publications Manager for Cancer Research UK, managing the British Journal of Cancer, and an Editor of Genome Medicine. Dr Hodges is the Executive Editor for the BMC Series journals and for the Springer Nature Research Data Team. She is passionate about open access publishing and open science

Erika Pastrana
Dr Pastrana is Editorial Director for the Nature Research Journals and oversees the health and applied portfolio. For over 5 years, she has been developing Springer Nature’s editorial policy for code sharing, peer review and publication and has led several new initiatives to test the use of container platforms for peer review and publication of code. Since April 2022, she is working to develop SN’s Open Science Roadmap. 

Graham Smith
Graham Smith is Open Data Programme Manager at Springer Nature. He works to develop and promote data sharing tools, partnerships and initiatives across the organisation’s publishing activities. Throughout his career he has worked with a wide range of disciplines and researchers to develop a data specialist viewpoint, implementing data curation and metadata services in public sector and commercial settings, including at the Natural History Museum in London.

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