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Introducing the diverse team of blog contributors, each specializing in distinct areas: Corporate & Health industry insights, the dynamic landscape of library roles, research management strategies, dedicated researcher support, and the advocacy of open science principles.


Emily Esposito

Corporate & Health Industry

Emily Esposito

Emily Esposito, Senior Marketing Manager from New York, passionately connects corporate markets, information managers, and R&D departments. She shares vital insights on 7 critical messages Info Pros want R&D scientists to know through her blog, intertwining her dedication to family with industry expertise, fostering invaluable connections and community.

Una Farr

Research Management

Una Farr

Una Farr, a tech-curious Senior Content Marketing Manager based in London, delves into AI and research management on her blog, "The Continuing Rise of Collaboration". With a passion for empowering research administrators, librarians, and information professionals, she explores new trends and insights to foster knowledge sharing in the research community.

Saskia Hoving

Changing role of the library

Saskia Hoving

In the Dordrecht office, Marketing Manager Saskia Hoving produces The Link Newsletter for research communities. Focusing on the evolving role of libraries regarding SDGs, Open Science, and researcher support, she explores academia's intersection with societal progress. With a lifelong passion for sports and recent exploration into "Women's inclusion in today's science", Saskia brings dynamic insights to her work.

Jeffrey Robens

Researcher Support

Jeffrey Robens

Passionate runner and publishing consultant, heads community engagement, offering 20 years of academic expertise. With extensive experience in Asia and the Middle East, he has conducted over 600 workshops to enhance publication quality and researcher development. Dive deeper into his thoughts on effective researcher training in his blog post, "Virtual versus in-person seminars: Which training support is most beneficial?”.

Nicole Jackson

Open Science

Nicole Jackson

Nicole Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager in London, supports global organisations in navigating OA publishing trends. She channels her passion for her dog into her work, infusing creativity and empathy. Nicole equips researchers with practical tools for their OA journey. Don't miss her blog post, "Transitioning to Open Access: Reflections from Three US Organizations", for invaluable insights.