Nancy Pontika has a PhD in Open Access, with a focus on Open Access Funders’ Policies. She advocates for pure Open Access, machine access to open access research papers and the promotion of Open Science for the advancement of research. For the time being she is the Open Access Aggregation Officer in CORE (https://core.ac.uk), a service that aggregates millions of open access research papers, while in the past she worked for the Repositories Support Project (RSP) and as a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is currently involved in three European projects, FOSTER (https://www.fosteropenscience.eu), OpenMinTeD (http://openminted.eu) and FIT4RRI (http://fit4rri.eu/). She serves as an Editor at the Open Access Directory (http://oad.simmons.edu) and as an External Liaison Officer at the UK Council of Research Repositories (http://ukcorr.org).
Najla Rettberg is the Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at University of Goettingen.