Prof. Sansone has worked since 2001 in the areas of data interoperability and reproducibility, research integrity, and the evolution of scholarly publishing, and she collaborates with researchers, service providers, journal publishers, library science experts, funders and learned societies in academic, commercial and government settings alike.
One of the authors of the FAIR Principles and an active contributor to several FAIR-enabling maturity indicators and tools. Prof Sansone has been a member of the Dryad and RDA Technical Advisory Boards and currently serves as co-chair of numerous working groups.
She runs and contributes to research and infrastructure projects funded by the UK Research Councils, UK Wellcome Trust, European Commission, USA National Institutes of Health and major pharmas, and tackles all aspects of data management in the research life cycle. Key resources developed from these collaborations are the open source metadata reporting ISA software suite (http://www.isacommons.org), and the education service for standards, repositories, and data policies, FAIRsharing, launched in 2011 (https://fairsharing.org/communities).
Prof. Sansone has a PhD in molecular biology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London), and in 2001 joined the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge) project and team coordinator and principal investigator in research data management. In 2010, she moved to the University of Oxford. Since 2012 she has consulted to the Nature Research Group at Springer Nature, and is the founding academic editor of its Scientific Data Journal.