Nicki Lisa Cole
Nicki Lisa Cole is a member of the ORRG and a Senior Researcher at Know-Center. She is a sociologist with a research focus on issues of diversity, equality and equity in the transition to Open and Responsible Research and Innovation. Her approach to research is informed by feminist, racial and cultural theories and her practice is rooted in qualitative methods. Nicki completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara (2011) and has worked as a researcher in the USA, the UK and Austria. Nicki’s work has been published across a range of academic and popular outlets around the world. You can find her on ORCID, ResearchGate and LinkedIn.
Thomas Klebel is a Researcher and Data Scientist in the ORRG at Know-Center and a PhD-candidate in Sociology at the University of Graz. In his research he investigates unintended consequences of current implementations of Open Research, such as Open Access publishing. With a focus on quantitative methods of inquiry, he is also keenly interested in causal modelling and current issues concerning the reproducibility of research. Thomas holds degrees in Sociology and Music Performance from the University of Graz and the University of Performing Arts Graz. You can find him on Twitter, ORCID and LinkedIn.
Eva Kormann is a member of the ORRG and a Research Assistant at TU Graz. They obtained their degree in Psychology from University of Regensburg with a focus on clinical and cognitive psychology. While mostly becoming familiar with a quantitative and experimental approach to research in their studies, they are now looking forward to experiencing the broad range of methods employed by the ORRG. Hearing a lot about how the “replication crisis” has impacted (or sometimes not impacted) their field has also sparked their interest in learning more about how to improve scientific practices. You can find them on ORCID.
Tony Ross-Hellauer is leader of the ORRG and Senior Researcher at Know-Center. His research focuses on a range of issues related to open science evaluation, skills, policy, governance, monitoring and infrastructure. Tony has a PhD in Information Studies (University of Glasgow, 2012), as well as degrees in Information and Library Studies and Philosophy. He was coordinator of the H2020 project ON-MERRIT, researching issues of equity in Open Science. He is former Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE, co-author of the Open Science Training Handbook, and a core member of Research Data Alliance Austria. He is former Editor-in-Chief of the MDPI open access journal ‘Publications’ and co-leads Transpose, a grassroots initiative to build a crowdsourced database of journal policies for preprints and peer review.