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Anita de Waard

VP of Research Collaborations

Anita de Waard (she/her) is VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier. Her work focuses on working with academic and industry partners on projects pertaining to progressing models and frameworks for scholarly communication. Since 1997, she has worked on bridging the gap between science publishing and computational and information technologies. Her efforts include working on a semantic model for research papers, co-founding the interdisciplinary member organization Force11, and supporting models for research data management in cross-stakeholder alliances such as the Research Data Alliance and the NIST Research Data Framework, and through a series of workshops on Scholarly Document Processing. Her current work focuses on developing collaborations to improve trust, reproducibility and research integrity in scholarly communications. Anita has a degree in low-temperature physics from Leiden and worked in Moscow before joining Elsevier as a physics publisher in 1988; she hails from the Netherlands, and lives in a forest in Vermont.

Anita de Waard takes part in the #fbm23 event:
AI and Its impact on OA and Research Integrity - SSP Micro-Conference with The Scholarly Kitchen in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse. The micro-conference takes place in the Frankfurt Studio on 19 October 2023, 12 am – 1 pm CEST.