Affiliation: 
Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre
Country: 
France


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.

HOW CAN MARK SUPPORT YOU?

I can help by spreading the word on Open Science and FAIR principles, highlighting the example of the astronomical “Virtual Observatory” framework that builds on domain-specific international standards, and provides access to a sky full of rich data. 

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