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We welcome Dr. Katja Mayer as Fellow of Objective 3 for the topic Open Science

Dr. Katja Mayer

Dr. Katja Mayer
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Dr Katja Mayer from the University of Vienna is the new Objective 3 Fellow from April 2024 to March 2025 and will advise the Berlin University Alliance on Open Science topics.

News from Jun 22, 2024

As part of the BUA Incoming Fellowship, which is based at the Robert K. Merton Center for Science Studies in collaboration with the Center for Open and Responsible Research (CORe), Dr Katja Mayer will support the planning, implementation and reflection of Open Science practices and their consolidation in the four alliance partners until March 2025. Her role includes advising and supporting the introduction of Open Science Ambassadors, methods and their integration into research projects with the aim of promoting both transparency and collaboration within the Alliance on Open Science. Together with CORe, Dr Katja Mayer will also organise and moderate events in Berlin on the topics of law and open science and on the latest developments in the field of artificial intelligence and open science.

As a sociologist at the University of Vienna, Dr Katja Mayer works at the intersection of science, technology and society. Since 2019, she has focused on open science and open data policy, with a focus on citizen science, computational social sciences and artificial intelligence. Dr Katja Mayer has served as PI for international research projects and as rapporteur for the European Commission's Open Science MLE in 2018. She has contributed extensively to policy advice and the promotion of Open Science in science diplomacy. Her practical experience from her previous work in the IT industry and her former role as Research Advisor to the President of the European Research Council have enriched her transdisciplinary approach. She has also worked as a mentor and trainer for open research practices and taught critical data studies at TU Munich and the University of Lucerne, among others. Recently, she contributed to a study on the impact of multi-sector legal frameworks on open science in Austria.

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