Daniela Santos Oliveira is the new Program Manager for the World Data System International Program Office. She is wearing blue and white and has dark hair. The World Data System (WDS) is an organization that promotes long-term stewardship of scientific data and data services across all disciplines. The WDS International Program Office (IPO) is responsible for coordinating the operations of WDS and organizing meetings of the Scientific Committee, the biennial WDS Conference (SciDataCon), the WDS Members’ Forum, and outreach and promotional activities. As an affiliated body of the International Science Council, the World Data System promotes universal and equitable access, long-term stewardship, data services, outreach and promotional activities, scientific data across all disciplines, and equity.

Introducing Daniela Santos Oliveira: The New Program Manager for the World Data System International Program Office

OAK RIDGE, TN, USA – 9 August 2023 – The World Data System’s International Program Office (WDS-IPO) proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Daniela Santos Oliveira as the new Program Manager, joining the dynamic team led by Dr. Suzie Allard, Principal Investigator, and Meredith Goins, Executive Director. With a Ph.D. in Speech Science and a successful track record in managing a developmental psychology research lab, Daniela brings a unique blend of research expertise, leadership, and communication skills to propel the WDS-IPO’s mission forward.

Throughout her distinguished career as a lab manager, Daniela demonstrated exceptional proficiency in overseeing scientific operations, efficiently coordinating participant recruitment, experiment design, data collection, and analysis. Her expertise in maintaining smooth workflows, fostering strong team cooperation, and meeting critical project milestones ensures a seamless integration into the WDS-IPO’s various initiatives.

Daniela’s passion for open science aligns perfectly with the WDS’s commitment to promoting unrestricted access to invaluable research data worldwide. Moreover, Daniela’s experience in working with various stakeholders and navigating university and government compliance policies further enhances her ability to collaborate effectively within the global research community.

Dr. Suzie Allard and Meredith Goins, on behalf of the WDS-IPO leadership team, express their confidence in Daniela’s exceptional qualifications, which encompass project management proficiency and a comprehensive understanding of academia. Her appointment signifies the WDS’s dedication to advancing open science and empowering researchers with unfettered access to critical data resources.

“I am thrilled to join the esteemed team at the World Data System’s International Program Office,” says Daniela Santos Oliveira. “Together, we will continue to drive the frontiers of scientific research by fostering a robust data ecosystem and facilitating global collaboration.”

About the World Data System (WDS)

The World Data System (WDS) is an initiative by the International Science Council (ISC) that champions long-term data stewardship and universal access to scientific data across various fields of study. The WDS actively supports scientific research by facilitating reliable data services and preserving datasets of the highest quality, while fostering strong ties with the global research community.

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