Open Science represents a new approach to the scientific process, based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge by using digital technologies and new collaborative tools. Universities, with their immense knowledge resources and student and faculty talent, are at the helm of this revolution. EELISA has set open science as a key cross-cutting issue for the Alliance, implementing a whole array of activities: EELISA Open Science. This includes the EELISA network of OS Ambassadors.

OS Ambassadors, acting as advocates for this paradigm shift, will help EELISA foster an atmosphere of open, collaborative, and reproducible research on campus.

Meet our ambassadors below (network under construction). The “OS Ambassador Blueprint: A Guide to Effective Recruitment and Active Engagement” has been curated to help the EELISA universities effectively identify, recruit, train, and engage OS Ambassadors. Interested? Guidelines_selection_Open Science Ambassadors.


Markus Putnings studied business informatics, worked in a publishing house, and completed a library traineeship for the higher library service. He became a senior librarian at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and its university library in 2012, where he is responsible for all aspects of Open Access (OA). He is the deputy head of research data management at FAU’s university library, where he oversees all aspects of open data. He was involved in the creation of FAU’s Open Science Policy.

Markus Putnings

Head of Open Access at the University Library Erlangen-Nürnberg - FAU Open Science Ambassador for EELISA

Stefano Palagi obtained a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 at the University of Pisa, and a PhD in Innovative Technologies – Biorobotics at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in 2013. Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Germany) and postdoctoral researcher at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, in 2021, he joint the SSSA BioRobotics Institute, where is is now Associate Professor, PI of Microscale Robotics Laboratory, and vice-coordinator of the PhD in BioRobotics. He is part of the Gender Equality Plan working group and of the Open Science Commission of SSSA.

Stefano Palagi

Associate Professor, member of the Open Science Commission - SSSA open Science Ambassador

Burcu Bulut received her Ph.D. degree from Ankara University, Department of Information and Records Management in 2011 and she joined Istanbul Technical University in 2019 as librarian and has played an active role in promoting open science as a group member of the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE) Project (2011-2016) and Anadolu University Libraries Consortium Open Access and Institutional Repositories Working Group (2012-2016). She is currently co-coordinator of the EELISA Open Science Community.

Burcu Bulut

Librarian at ITU - ITU Open Science Ambassador

Ciprian Dobre (Prof. dr. eng. with habilitation) has scientific and scholarly contributions on Data Science, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Internet of Things, Wireless Networks, Modeling / Simulation, Mobile and Urban Smart Technologies. He leads the MobyLab laboratory at UPB. He is the UPB representative as member in EOSC and member of CESAER.  He is a member of EUA Research and Innovation Strategy Group (RISG), the board developing the research and innovation strategy and policy for all topics of relevance to European HEIs.

Ciprian DOBRE

Professor of Computer Science, Vice-Dean with Research and Quality of Education - UPB Open Science Ambassador

Cecilia Liszkay has worked for nearly ten years as an editor of the open-access journals of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Eötvös Loránd University. She gained expertise in open-source editorial systems (OJS) and databases. Since 2021, she has been a ranking manager at the Department of Research and Innovation. She is responsible for submitting data to ranking agencies such as THE and QS and analysing the ranking results. As Secretary of the Scientific Council, she gained insight into developing institutional strategies such as the OS and Open Access Strategy.

Cecilia Liszkay

Ranking manager, BME Rector’s Office Department of Research and Innovation - BME Open Science Ambassador

Romain Boistel is a librarian working in the Scholarly Communication Department at the Library of the École des Ponts, a team of 3 people providing services to researchers.
Romain is especially in charge of electronic resources subscriptions, open archive and open data repositories management (HAL and Recherche Data Gouv), and raising awareness and promoting Open Science among École des Ponts’ researchers as part of the École des Ponts’ Open Science Plan.

Romain Boistel

Librarian in the Scholarly Communication Department at the Library of the École des Ponts - ENPC Open Science Ambassador

Óscar Corcho is full professor at UPM and co-leads the Ontology Engineering Group. His research activities are focused on the Semantic Web and the Web of Linked Data, Ontological Engineering and the application of semantic technologies to different domains, such as Open Science. In all these, he combines foundational and applied research. Oscar has participated in the EOSC FAIR working group, where EOSC Interoperability Framework was created, and has led the EOSC-A Task Force on Semantic Interoperability. He participates in multiple projects related to implementation of OS policies.


Full professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, co-leader of the Ontology Engineering Group - UPM Open Science Ambassador

Lorenzo Bartalesi is Associate Professor at SNS. In his research, he participates in establishing and developing the “Anthropology of aesthetics”, a transdisciplinary field concerned with the role of the aesthetic in the processes of creation and transmission of knowledge. Since 2021 he has been SNS Rector’s Delegates for International Relations and Placement and Leader of Work Package “Disciplinary Broadening” of EELISA. He is member of the Academic Committee of SNS for the Development of Open Science and Associate editor of the open-access-diamond journal “Aisthesis”.


Associate Professor, SNS Rector's Delegates for International Relations and Placement - SNS Open Science Ambassador -

Sylvie Fayet worked for various institutions (Ministry of Culture, national and academic libraries, training center), with a focus on culture and heritage policies, and a strong interest for IT applied to edition and librarianship. She also taught history and cultural heritage management at Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, and managed research and publishing at Ecole nationale des Chartes. She’s been head of La Rochelle Université library before joining PSL, where she supports libraries cooperation and open science development.

Sylvie FAYET

Sylvie Fayet, head of department for libraries cooperation and open science - PSL Open Science ambassador

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EELISA innoCORE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035811