Paul Uhlir

PAUL F. UHLIR, J.D., is a consultant in information policy and management. He was Scholar
at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, DC in 2015-2016, and Director of the Board on Research Data and Information at the NAS, 2008-2015. Paul was employed at the NAS from 1985-2015, first as a senior staff officer for the Space Studies Board, where he worked on solar system exploration and environmental remote sensing studies for NASA, and then as associate executive director of the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. He directed the Office of International S&T Information for eight years after that, where he organized projects and meetings on scientific data throughout the world, and from 1992 to 2015 he was director of the US CODATA at the NAS. Before joining the NAS, he worked in the general counsel's office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.

Paul has written or edited 27 books and over 70 articles, mostly in data law, policy, and management. He speaks worldwide on these topics and consults to governments, professional organizations, and universities. In 1997 he won the National Research Council’s Special Achievement Award and in 2010 the CODATA International Prize, both in the field of data policy. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011.

Paul has a B.A. degree in world history from the University of Oregon (1977), and a Master’s degree in foreign relations and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego (1983, 1984). For more detailed information about his professional activities, see his website at:

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz is Head of Data Publishing at Springer Nature where his team develop research data publishing policies, publications, features and services across Springer Nature. He is also publisher of Nature Research Group’s Scientific Data journal. He leads and contributes to community initiatives and working groups on data sharing and reproducible research and is Programme Chair of the conference, Better Science through Better Data. He has published numerous articles related to data sharing, open access,  and open data - one of which has been cited more than 140 times.. 

Jeonghoon Lee

Jeonghoon Lee leads the Scientific Data Strategy Lab. at Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Korea. His current work explores developing data-intensive science research environment based on data technologies by establishment of national-wide scientific data governance infrastructure and providing the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea with support of technology and policy for management and sharing of research data. He has participated in activities of international cooperative networks for open data like CODATA (ICSU: Committee on Data for Science and Technology), WDS, RDA, and OECD. He is the director of CODATA Korea. Previously, he was a research professor at École Centrale Paris, France. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea. His research interests include dynamic data-literature interlinking, data mining and machine leaning on evolving data, data management and information retrieval on large, high dimensional and complex attributed data, and high performance computing and parallel processing on ML and IR.