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Nancy Pontika

The Open University
Open Access Aggregation Officer
Nancy Pontika holds a PhD in Open Access from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University in Boston. Her main areas of interest are open access, open science, responsible research and innovation and the role of text and data mining of open access scientific literature. She advocates for open access, machine access to open access research papers and the promotion of open science for the advancement of research. She is currently an Open Access Aggregation Officer at CORE (https://core.ac.uk), a service aggregating millions of open-access research papers. She has previously worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been involved in five European projects, FOSTER and FOSTER Plus (https://www.fosteropenscience.eu), OpenMinTeD (http://openminted.eu), FIT4RRI (http://fit4rri.eu/) and ON-MERRIT (https://on-merrit-stage.netlify.com). She also serves as the Editor of the Open Access Directory (http://oad.simmons.edu), and a contributing tagger for the Open Access Tracking Project (http://bit.ly/o-a-t-p).