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I am an ecologist and meta-scientist (I study how scientists do science). My research is funded by a 3-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship from the European Commission to study how publicly shared research data (open data) contribute to improving transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration in science.
On this website, you will find information about my research, the students and collaborators I work with, news updates, and media coverage of the cool things we do.
I'm affiliated with Carleton University (Canada) and the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). The best way to contact me is via email (dom.g.roche[at]gmail.com) or twitter (@dom_roche).
Beyond research, I am actively engaged in the open science and science policy communities, both in Canada and internationally. I am the president of the Society for Open, Reproducible and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE). I serve on SORTEE’s Board of Directors and have chaired the Society’s fundraising committee since 2020. I am also an ambassador for the Centre for Open Science and the data repository Figshare; I sit on the Policy Committee for Research Data Canada, the Open Science Working Group for Canadian Science Publishing, the Data Rescue Committee for the NSERC-CREATE Living Data Project, and the Canada National Committee for CODATA (CODATA = Committee on Data for the International Science Council). In Switzerland, I am an expert reviewer for the Open Science Program of Swissuniversities.