Birgit coordinates international and national Open Science activities and projects and leads the unit Knowledge Commons at Göttingen State and University Library. Her activities focus on policies, e-infrastructures and training in support of the implementation of Open Access and Open Science. She contributes to several international committees and working groups (e.g. LIBER Executive Board, Knowledge Exchange Open Access Expert Group, Library Carpentry Advisory Group). She served on the EC’s Horizon 2020 expert group on the Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication and the Belmont Forum's working group on Open Data. Previously, she acted as Scientific Manager of OpenAIRE and as Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). She holds Mathematics and Philosophy degrees from the University of Bielefeld, and a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Science from Humboldt University Berlin.