Executive Assembly

The Executive Assembly is one of the most important governing and deciding bodies of the OPERAS AISBL. It is composed of organizations that commit more than others to the development of OPERAS. The Executive Assembly supervises the work of the Coordination Team, coordinates the Assembly of Commons through the Special Interest Groups (SIG) and presents the work done to the General Assembly.Ten organizations in Europe have agreed to steer OPERAS on its path to maturity, act as a national node, and coordinate one or more Special Interest Groups. They are represented in the Executive Assembly by the Executive Assembly Members.


Executive Assembly Members

(DE) Max Weber Stiftung

Michael Kaiser is a Historian and Director of the department perspectivia.net, library and IT affairs at the headquarters of the Max Weber Stiftung (MWS).

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Digital publishing, enriched digital publications, new digital formats, blogging.

Contact: kaiser[a]maxweberstiftung.de 


(FR) CNRS

Lionel Maurel

Lionel Maurel is Scientific Deputy Director at the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences of the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research). Two units inside of the CNRS are particularly involved in the development of the OPERAS AISBL: OpenEdition and Huma-Num.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: copyright and other legal issues related to open access and open data, open science policies, library involvement, digital and knowledge commons

Contact: lionel.maurel[a]cnrs.fr


(GR) National Documentation Centre

Marina Angelaki
Marina Angelaki

Marina Angelaki joined the National Documentation Centre (EKT) as a Research Associate and is working on EU funded project focusing on open scholarly communication, open access/science policies, the gender dimension of open science and open innovation. She was OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for Greece. Marina holds a PhD in Sociology and has taught European and global social policy at both undergraduate and graduate level at Panteion University.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: open access and open data, open science policies

Contact: mangelaki[a]ekt.gr


(HR) University of Zadar

Jadranka Stojanovski
Jadranka Stojanovski

Jadranka Stojanovski is an Associate Professor at the Department for Information Sciences at the University of Zadar and research librarian at Ruđer Bošković Institute. She is also Croatian National Point of Reference on scientific information at EC and Croatian delegate at ERAC SWG OSI, former member of the SPARC Europe Board, member of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Council, OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk (NOAD), NI4OS Europe National Open Access Desk (NOAD).Her professional work at the national level includes several Open Access services: Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, Who’s Who in Science in Croatia, ŠESTAR – the repository of scientific equipment, Database of Project Activities in Science and Higher Education in Croatia POIROT, HRČAK repository of Croatian open access journals), and Croatian repository infrastructure DABAR – Digital Academic Archives and Repositories.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open Access data and publications management, Open Science within a broader context, ethical concerns in scholarly communication, research assessment, and other main bibliometric and altmetric issues, LIS.

Contact: jadranka.stojanovski[a]irb.hr


(IT) University of Turin

Elena Giglia
Elena Giglia

Elena Giglia, PhD in Italian literature, Masters’ Degree in Librarianship and Masters’ Degree in Public Institutions Management, is Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin. She is a member of the Committee on Open Science at the Ministry for Higher Education and Research (MIUR) and of several national and international Working Groups.She has been part of the European Open Science network since many years, attending national and international conferences, and writing and lecturing on Open Access and Open Science. She takes part as an expert in several EU Workshops on Open Access and Open Science. She is one of the coordinators of the CO-OPERAS Implementation Network in GO FAIR.  She serves in the Scientific Committee of the international OAI-CERN workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication, of the ELPUB conference, and of the IRCDL conference; she is a member of the Advisory Board of Open Knowledge Maps and Qeios. Elena is the OPERAS delegate within the EOSC Association since December 2020. 

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open Access and Open Science advocacy, Open Access publishing, EOSC, FAIR data, data management 

Contact: elena.giglia[a]unito.it


(NL) OAPEN

Niels Stern
Niels Stern

(PL) The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN)

Maciej Maryl
Maciej Maryl is assistant professor and Deputy Director of The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN); founding head of the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

(PT) University of Coimbra

Delfim Leão
Delfim Leão

Delfim Leão is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of Coimbra. Former Director of Coimbra University Press (2011-2021), he is Vice-Rector for Culture and Open Science. 

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: His scientific and professional activities include the development of two specialized digital platforms: the Classica Digitalia and the UC Digitalis. He is at present a member of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee.

Contact: leo[a]fl.uc.pt


(SL) The Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts


Aleš Pogačnik
Aleš Pogačnik

Aleš Pogačnik is editor-in-chief and general manager of Založba ZRC, publishing unit of ZRC SAZU, holds MA in Philosophy.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open Access publishing, copyright issues, dissemination and publishing tools.

Contact: ales.pogacnik[a]zrc-sazu.si


(UK) Jisc


Graham Stone

Graham Stone is Jisc’s subject matter expert for OA monographs. He is the lead for communications on OA monographs within Jisc and with members and stakeholders and is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships in the UK and internationally. Before joining Jisc, he worked in the university sector for 23 years managing library resources budgets, OA services and a University Press. He is a Chartered Librarian, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a professional doctorate for research on New University Press publishing. He is co-author of Techniques for Electronic Resource Management: TERMS and the Transition to Open.

Specialization in the field of open scholarly communication: Open access publishing, Library publishing, library analytics, collection management

Contact: Graham.Stone[a]jisc.ac.uk