Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre

Mark Allen is the Director of the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, CDS), which provides services for astronomy reference data, in particular data connected to journal publications and also large astronomical sky surveys. He recently served as the Chair of the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA, 2017-19), and currently leads a work package in the European funded ESCAPE project for the connection of ESFRI projects to EOSC.