Founders

Rianne Fijten

Rianne Fijten

Founder

I work as a researcher at the university and Maastro Clinic, a radiotherapy center affiliated with the University hospital located in Maastricht. I do interdisciplinary research on the boundary between IT and health care. Open science, in particular open (and FAIR) data, is an important aspect of my research as we have to safeguard the privacy of patients while learning from the data they provide us with.

r.fijten@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Egon Willighagen

Egon Willighagen

Founder

I study the role of machine representation of knowledge and hypothesis in life sciences, metabolomics, drug discovery, and toxicology, involving cheminformatics, chemometrics and semantic web technologies. In the past, I have applied research on this also to QSAR and crystallography. Open source programming and Open science is also my main hobby, resulting in participation in, amongst many others, Chemistry Development Kit, WikiPathways, Bioclipse, BridgeDb, and others.

egon.willighagen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Matthijs Sloep

Matthijs Sloep

Founder

I’m currently doing my PhD at the department of Clinical Data Science. After some time outside of academia I recently decided to come back and I am very happy with that choice. My projects focus on making clinical data FAIR and integrating clinical knowledge into building and implementing an algorithm. I’ve been involved in OSC Maastricht since the very beginning because it’s my belief that research needs to be transparent and the results should be accessible to everyone if we want to advance science optimally.
Feel free to contact me with questions on open science, specifically on FAIR data.

m.sloep@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Open Science Ambassadors

Dennie Hebels

Dennie Hebels

Open Science Ambassador FHML

You can contact me with questions on:

  • Open Access
  • FAIR principles
  • FAIR Coffee lectures
  • Data management
  • Data sharing (e.g. Dataverse)
  • Data archiving (DataHub)

Read more on my background here.

 

d.hebels@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Emmy van den Heuvel

Emmy van den Heuvel

Open Science Ambassador UM Campus Venlo

I work as an assistant professor at Maastricht University, University College Venlo. My teaching and research are focused on psychology and nutrition, and specifically the psychology of eating. In my position I find it important to teach students about the replication crisis and the importance of good quality (open) science.

ma.vandenheuvel@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Gerasimos (Jerry) Spanakis

Gerasimos (Jerry) Spanakis

Open Science Ambassador FSE

I am an assistant professor in Data Mining and Machine Learning working in a range of interdisciplinary projects with and outside UM. I support open, accessible, FAIR and societally relevant research which encompasses all research resources (data, software, process, publications). I also am the Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) of UM leading the efforts for refining the I-strategy and I-agenda of the university.

jerry.spanakis@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Donna Yates

Donna Yates

Open Science Ambassador FDR

You can contact me with questions on:

  • Open Research practices in social sciences and humanities
  • Working with sensitive or restricted data
  • Strategies for FAIR sharing of qualitative research data

Read more on my background here.

 

d.yates@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Amanda Kaas

Amanda Kaas

Open Science Ambassador FPN

I am an assistant professor at the department of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, using (f)MRI and behavioral experiments to study tactile processing and pain in health and disease. Many researchers subscribe to the FAIR principles, but translating these into daily practice is still challenging. I hope to contribute to the collaborative effort of implementing FAIR data management and other open science related practices into workflows and education at FPN.

a.kaas@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Open Science Messengers

Marion Feijge

Open Science Messenger MEMIC