Our Team

Søren Holm

Project coordinator

Professor of Medical Ethics II, Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, and Professor of Bioethics, University of Manchester

Søren Holm

Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo & Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, University of Manchester University of Oslo & University of Manchester

Søren Holm is a Danish medical doctor and philosopher. He has been adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Oslo since 1999 and Professor of Bioethics at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, University of Manchester since 2009. He has research interests in both research ethics and research integrity, and practical experience in both areas from chairing research ethics committees and research misconduct panels. He is a former President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, and of the International Association of Bioethics.
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Dr. Rosemarie de la Cruz Bernabe

Co-coordinator

Professor of Medical Research Ethics, University of South-Eastern Norway

Dr. Rosemarie de la Cruz Bernabe

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences University of South-Eastern Norway

Rose is a Professor of Medical Research Ethics at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at the University of South-Eastern Norwayand Adjunct Researcher at the Center for Medical Ethics of the University of Oslo. She is also the Administrative Coordinator of the I-merse Research Group at USN. Prior to coming to Norway, she worked as Assistant Professor at the Medical Ethics Unit of the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the Utrecht University Medical Center. She is an expert in medical research ethics and research integrity and is a seasoned university teacher with 23 years of teaching experience. She has a PhD in Medical Research Ethics from Utrecht University and a Master of Arts in Applied Ethics from both Utrecht University and Linköping University. Aside from her role in the ROSiE project, she is also the principal coordinator of another Horizon 2020 project, AccessAfrica. Since 2008, she has been working on several topics in clinical research ethics, global research ethics, research ethics in emerging technologies, regulatory ethics, and research integrity.
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Dr. Nicole Foeger

WP5 leader

Managing director - Austrian Agency for Research Integrity

Dr. Nicole Foeger

Austrian Agency for Research Integrity

WP5

Head of the Administrative Office of the Agency since 2010. She holds a PhD degree in biochemistry and worked as a researcher at the Medical University of Vienna, the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg (Germany) and at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Later on, she also obtained a postgraduate education in Public Relations. From 2012 until 2018 Nicole Foeger was elected Chair of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO). Nicole Foeger is experienced in research integrity training (at national and international level) and a frequently invited speaker at international meetings and stakeholder workshops about research integrity. The Austrian Ministry appointed her to be a member of the Pan-European Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED), the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Research Integrity and a Peer Learning Activity (PLA) on Academic and Research Integrity. She is involved in different initiatives on research integrity and cooperates with experts from other European countries as well as from USA, Canada, Japan, Africa, Peru and other countries. Since 2018 she is member of the Governing Board of the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation. She was and is project partner in ENERI, VIRT2UE and SOPs4RI and member of the advisory board of the EU-funded projects PRINTEGER, EnTIRE, ETHNA System, Path2Integrity and HEIRRI.
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Teodora Konach

WP5 member

Research Associate at Austrian Agency for Research Integrity

Teodora Konach

Austrian Agency for Research Integrity

WP5

Teodora Konach holds a master degree in law (specialism Intellectual Property Rights) and cultural heritage studies, and she obtained a postgraduate education in cultural management. More recently, Teodora is involved in Digital Humanities research. She is a PhD candidate and worked as a researcher, lecturer and project team member at several European universities and research institutions. Since September 2019 Teodora works at the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity, on two EU-Projects: VIRT2UE and SOPs4RI. Within the Open Science movement, she is broadly interested in legal challenges and technology transfer, with particular emphasis on intellectual property rights.
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Dr. Mariana Vidal Merino

WP4 leader

Project Officer, European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

Dr. Mariana Vidal Merino

European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

WP4

Mariana is a forestry engineer with a PhD in climate change adaptation and land-use change. She has over 15 years of work experience in participatory research, project development and evaluation, community-based approaches, and nature-based solutions, focusing on the Global South. As a project officer for the ROSiE project, her work includes coordination and communication with relevant EU-funded networks and research projects to gather and build knowledge on research ethics and research integrity in Open Science. As project officer at ECSA, Mariana also conducts projects' stocktaking processes and coordinates the development of citizen science tools to foster a better anchorage of citizen science in scientific institutions and the broader scientific community.
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Dorte Riemenschneider

Member of WP4

Managing director of the Europea Citizen Science Associattion (ECSA)

Dorte Riemenschneider

Europea Citize Science Associattion (ECSA)

WP6 and WP8

Dorte is the managing director of the Europea Citize Science Associattion (ECSA). She is responsible for the ongoing projects, D-NOSES, PANELFIT, EU-Citizen.Science, COS4CLOUD, SEEDS, INCENTIVE, YouCount, (completed projects: DITOs, LandSense, WeObserve). She is also the head of strategy development; networking at national and international level; establishing the Citizen Science Global Partnership. Dorte completed her Master of Science by Research in Potsdam, Germany, while focusing her research on citizen participation in urban development processes. Prior to joining the Citizen Science Community, she was professionally active in the management at Museum of Islamic Art (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) and international non-profit organizations.
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Dirk Lanzerath

WP3 leader

Managing Director EUREC Office and Professor of Ethics and Research Ethics

Dirk Lanzerath

WP3

Dirk Lanzerath is Professor of Ethics and Research Ethics, Managing Director of the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE), Managing Director of EUREC Office and Secretary General of EUREC e.V. He graduated in biology, philosophy and education and holds a PhD and the venia legendi in philosophy. Dirk Lanzerath is highly experienced in European networking processes. He coordinated several EC funded FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects. Moreover, he is Professor in Global and Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; Faculty Member of the Bioethics and Research Ethics Program of the Graduate College of Union University Schenectady (since 2016 located at Clarkson University) and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Chair of the teaching unit Research Ethics, Research Integrity and Bioethics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn; Study Abroad Professor at the Study Abroad Program of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, as well as at the Academy of International Education (AIB), Bonn.
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Lisa Tambornino

WP3 member

Researcher at EUREC Office

Lisa Tambornino

EUREC Office

Lisa Tambornino is a researcher and research manager at EUREC Office where she is has been involved in several projects on research ethics and research integrity, such as ENERI, SIENNA, VIRT2UE, PRO-Ethics, and TechEthos. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Bonn. In her doctoral thesis Lisa Tambornino explored the mysteries surrounding pain from an interdisciplinary perspective.Before joining the EUREC Office she was researcher and lecturer at the Jülich Research Centre and the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE; Research Centre of the NorthrhineWestfalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts; Central Research Institute of the University of Bonn). She contributed to the DRZE online publication series “On Focus” on matters in bioethics and research ethics and is experienced in teaching research ethics and research integrity.
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Tom Lindemann

WP3 member

Researcher at EUREC Office

Tom Lindemann

EUREC Office

Tom Lindemann is a researcher at EUREC Office where he is involved in several projects on research integrity and research ethics. In VIRT2UE, EnTIRE and Path2Integrity he has helped developing, organizing and implementing educational and awareness actions to promote research integrity, and in PANELFIT he has conducted research on ethical and legal aspects of data protection in ICT research and innovation. In the ROSiE project he focuses on ensuring systematic stakeholder engagement thoroughout all phases of the project and is particularly interested in how open science affects the governance of research ethics as well as research governance more broadly. He is a political scientist with an interest in global governance and social theory, and worked at Saarland University prior to joining EUREC Office in 2018.
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Lisa Häberlein

WP3 member

Researcher at EUREC Office

Lisa Häberlein

EUREC Office

Lisa Häberlein studied Philosophy (MA, BA) and Educational Science (BA) as well as Ethics for Teachers and Professionals (MA) at the University of Vienna and is doctoral candidate in the graduate program "Human Rights and Ethics in Medicine for the Elderly" at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) (funded by the Josef and Luise Kraft Foundation). Her research interests include several topics from practical philosophy and ethics, such as personal identity, integrity and coherence, theories of ageing, moral education and intercultural encounters. Until September 2020, she worked as a research associate at the Academic Center for Sciences and Humanities of the University of Applied Sciences Coburg, responsible for developing dialogical learning materials on good scientific practice as a work package leader in the EU-funded project Path2Integrity. She joined EUREC Office in April 2021 and works on the ROSiE and ETHNA System projects, where she contributes to support responsible research with practical tools.
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Dr. Olivier Le Gall

WP6 leader and member of WPs 1, 4, 5, and 8

Senior researcher, INRAE France and chair of the board of the French office for research integrity (OFIS)

Dr. Olivier Le Gall

INRAE France / French office for research integrity (OFIS)

WPs 1, 4, 5, 6 (lead), 8

Olivier is an agronomical engineer with a PhD in biology. As a researcher at INRAE Bordeaux, France, for about twenty years his research interest has been to decipher the susceptibility of plants to viruses in order to assist breeding non-host crops, but also to describe virus biodiversity and to advance virus taxonomy. He then served for six years as head of the INRAE research division “Plant health and the environment”, coordinating the research of ca. 40 research units nationwide to promote approaches at the boundaries of biology, ecology, and eventually social sciences. As the deputy director-general for scientific affairs of INRAE for four subsequent years, he has then been in charge of organizing the research infrastructures, resources, partnerships and to set up the general strategy of the institute for the production of the interdisciplinary knowledge necessary for our societies to tackle the millennium’s challenges; in this movement he set up an institutional task force to promote open science approaches. Since 2017 he has been chairing the board of the newly created French office for research integrity (OFIS). A Physicist by degree, with an MSc in Materials Science and Technology and a PhD in Physics focused on Technology of Materials. Currently, his research interests are characterization of mechanical properties with indentation methods at various length scales and the built up of a metrological approach for the calculation of Surface Free Energy through nano-indentation, as well as research on Research Integrity. His early career research interest was synthesis and characterization of vitreous and glass-ceramic silica-based materials for industrial solid waste management. He is the author of 44 published papers (40 ISI), 1 book chapter, and 1 textbook. He is one of the contact persons and member of the coordinating team of Ethical Aspects in Research and Technology for Human network (EARTHnet), member of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO), the European Network for Ombuds in Higher Education (ENOHE), and the national correspondent for Greece of SUPER-MoRRI project.
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Prof. Costas Charitidis

WP6 and WP8 member

Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Prof. Costas Charitidis

School of Chemical Engineering National Technical University of Athens

WP6 and WP8

Prof. Costas A. Charitidis is a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA (Director of Department of Materials Science and Engineering), with extensive R&D experience through collaborations with international research centers. He is Co-author of "Research Ethics: A comprehensive strategy on how to minimize research misconduct and the potential misuse of research in EU funded research" (2010), ‘Data protection and privacy ethical guidelines, 2009’, ‘ETHICS REVIEW-Lessons Learned, 2008’. He is also President of the Organizing Committee of the conference entitled 'Towards the Ethics of Research in the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and the National Strategic Framework for Research, Techno-logical Development and Innovation (ESPEK)" (National Technical University of Athens, 2-3 April (2012). He is appointed representative of the Ethics Committee of NTUA and coordinates the Advisory Ethics Committee of NTUA. He was a member of the panel of seven experts, who drafted the guidelines for the operation of Ethical Committees at an institutional level, at the end of 2017. The document has legal mandate and is part of the new legal framework for the Greek Educational system and will address both issues of Research Ethics and Research Integrity. He is referee in International scientific journals, evaluator & scientific advisor of R&D projects, in European and National funded R&D projects. He is also involved in EU and National funded projects. Prof. Charitidis is the author of 184 published papers in ISI journal. His work has received 5469 citations (h-index 40, according to Google scholar). He is the coordinator of Ethical Aspects in Research and Technology for Human network (EARTHnet).
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Dr. Panagiotis Kavouras

WP6 and WP8 member

Senior researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Dr. Panagiotis Kavouras

School of Chemical Engineering National Technical University of Athens

WP6 and WP8

A Physicist by degree, with an MSc in Materials Science and Technology and a PhD in Physics focused on Technology of Materials. Currently, his research interests are characterization of mechanical properties with indentation methods at various length scales and the built up of a metrological approach for the calculation of Surface Free Energy through nano-indentation, as well as research on Research Integrity. His early career research interest was synthesis and characterization of vitreous and glass-ceramic silica-based materials for industrial solid waste management. He is the author of 44 published papers (40 ISI), 1 book chapter, and 1 textbook. He is one of the contact persons and member of the coordinating team of Ethical Aspects in Research and Technology for Human network (EARTHnet), member of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO), the European Network for Ombuds in Higher Education (ENOHE), and the national correspondent for Greece of SUPER-MoRRI project.
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Dr. Eleni Spyrakou

WP8 member

Senior researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Dr. Eleni Spyrakou

School of Chemical Engineering National Technical University of Athens

WP8

A philosopher by degree, with an MPhil in Philosophy focused on Ethics and a PhD (Hons) in Philosophy focused on Political Philosophy. Her main research interests include applied ethics (bioethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, research ethics and integrity), the ethics-politics relation and its epistemological problems, the methodology/ies of social sciences. She is the translator of written-in-English scientific papers into Greek in a collective volumes on the philosophy of on emerging literacy and its applications on Education (textbook for students of Greek Universities’ Departments of Education), the author of 3 book reviews, and she has 8 participations in national/international conferences.
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Signe Mezinska

WP7 leader

Associate Professor, University of Latvia

Signe Mezinska

University of Latvia

WP7

Signe Mezinska is Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia, Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine and Faculty of Medicine. She holds PhD in Sociology of Health and Illness (Riga Stradins University, Latvia), MA in Philosophy (University of Latvia) and MSc in Bioethics (Union Graduate College, USA). Her scientific interests include biomedical research ethics, ethics of biobanking, rational use of medicines and ethics of patient/physician relationships. S.Mezinska has been awarded national research grants, as well as been part of internationally funded research projects (H2020, NIH). She is teaching medical ethics, bioethics and sociology of health and illness for more than 20 years to undergraduates, graduates and PhD students in medicine and biology. S.Mezinska is serving as vice-chair of UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, BBMRI-ERIC ELSI expert, ethics expert for European Commission (evaluation of FP7 and H2020 research proposals), as well as member of several local research ethics committees.
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Ivars Neiders

WP1 and WP7 member

Researcher

Ivars Neiders

University of Latvia

WP1 and WP7

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Ivars Neiders is researcher at the University of Latvia, Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine and Faculty of Medicine. He holds PhD in Philosophy (University of Latvia). For more than ten years he has been teaching Bioethics, Research Ethics and Critical Thinking to medical students at the Riga Stradiņš University. His scientific interests include assisted dying, concept of death, ethics of organ transplantation, ethics of biomedical research and various issues in experimental philosophical bioethics.
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Ilze Mileiko

WP2, WP4 and WP7 member

Researcher, University of Latvia

Ilze Mileiko

Researcher, University of Latvia

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Dr. philol. Ilze Mileiko is a researcher at the University of Latvia. Her research interests include medical anthropology, studies of demographic and family politics, gender and sexuality, violence and totalitarian regimes, biotechnologies and biobanks ethical aspects, as well as research Integrity. Her specialization is also the organization of specific qualitative field works. She's the author and co-author of 18 articles.
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Jekaterina Kalēja

WP2, WP4 and WP7 member

Researcher at the Institute of Clinical and Preventive Medicine of the University of Latvia

Jekaterina Kalēja

University of Latvia

Stemming from her academic background in sociology and social and cultural anthropology researcher’s focus is targeted on exploring meanings, values and relational complexities being crucial part of the governance and decision-making processes in such fields as science, citizen science, medicine and especially biotechnology. Throughout career she also has keen interest and dedication to family and gender research, as well as sexual and reproductive health research.
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Dr. Kadri SImm

WP1 lead

Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu

Dr. Kadri SImm

Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics University of Tartu

WP1

Kadri Simm is Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy in Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu. Her background is interdisciplinary, having first studied history (University of Tartu), she then did her MA in Gender Studies (Central European University) and her PhD in philosophy (Tartu). Many of her projects are located at the intersections of moral and political philosophy, health care and new medical technologies. She has previously published on benefit-sharing debates in biomedicine, ethical and social aspects of genetic research, mental health, feminist philosophy and theories of justice. She has published both theoretical conceptual work as well as empirical work and has joint publications with researchers from humanities, social sciences and medical sciences. She is the research integrity advisory for Faculty of Humanities of University of Tartu, member of the clinical ethics committee of Tartu University Hospital.
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Dr. Jaana Eigi

Researcher for WP1

Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu

Dr. Jaana Eigi

Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics University of Tartu

WP1

Jaana Eigi is a Research Fellow in Philosophy of Science, Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics, University of Tartu. She received her PhD degree in philosophy from the University of Tartu in 2016. She is interested in social aspects of science, widely understood. On her own, she has published on the social aspects of scientific objectivity, ethical and political aspects of the democratisation of science, and the role of non-scientists in science. As a part of the research group led by Dr Endla Lõhkivi, she has co-authored papers that use interviews with researchers in order to analyse qualitatively epistemic implications of work cultures in various disciplines.
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