Team

Anja Rainer

Anja Rainer

Anja is a researcher in Open Science at Know-Center and a member of the ORRG. She is a sociologist with expertise in empirical research methods and political sociology. In ON-MERRIT, she contributes to project management and to the investigation of Matthew-effects and incentives in RRI and Open Science. In further projects, Anja analyses data and documents to assess the reproducibility of research and reuse of data. In internships, Anja gained experiences in quantitative and qualitative research methods and project administration. When Anja was a student employee at the University of Graz, she taught empirical research methods and statistics. In addition to her work as a researcher in Open Science, she is a lecturer at the University of Graz where she teaches empirical social research.

Nicki Lisa Cole

Nicki Lisa Cole

Nicki Lisa Cole is a member of the ORRG and a Senior Researcher at Know-Center. She is a qualitative sociologist with a research focus on global political economy, policy making, and sustainability, with a particular interest in sustainability issues within global supply chains. She contributes to ON-MERRIT project through studying the uptake of Open Science resources among policy-makers and industry, and contributes to assessing the reproducibility of research results in EU framework programmes for research. Nicki completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara (2011) and since then has worked as a researcher in the USA, the UK and in Austria. Nicki’s work has been published across a range of academic and popular outlets around the world. Visit her ORCID page to learn more.

Thomas Klebel

Thomas Klebel

Thomas Klebel is a researcher and data scientist in the ORRG and a PhD-candidate in Sociology at the University of Graz. He is project manager for ON-MERRIT, while also contributing to research on the transition to Open Science in academia. In this capacity, Thomas is involved in analysing data from various sources, such as internal surveys, large-scale bibliometric databases and publicly available datasets. Thomas holds degrees in Sociology and music performance from the University of Graz and the University of Performing Arts Graz. Before joining the ORRG he collaborated on a project on the scientific elite within sociology. Thomas frequently contributes to open source software within the R community and has developed a package for R to import and analyse data on scientific articles

Stefan Reichmann

Stefan Reichmann

Stefan Reichmann is a researcher in the ORRG and a PhD-candidate in Sociology at the University of Graz. As project researcher in data management, he is involved in developing Research Data Management and Open Science Policies. His doctoral research focuses on data as a social construct. Stefan holds degrees in sociology and philosophy. Before joining the ORRG, Stefan was a research assistant in national and European-funded research projects, in particular the Horizon2020 project TRUESSEC.eu which developed a criteria catalogue for trustworthy IT.

 
 
Tony Ross-Hellauer

Tony Ross-Hellauer

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 is 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 formerly and 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.