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I am a senior policy advisor at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), where I lead SSHRC’s policy work on research data management and sharing. I completed my PhD in aquatic ecology at the Australian National University and later pursued postdocs in Switzerland and Canada. In 2021, I co-founded the Society for Open, Reliable and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE.org) and was the society’s president in 2022. I have a longstanding interest in metascience (‘research on research’) and open science. In 2020, I received a three-year Marie Slodowska-Curie Global Fellowship from the European Commission to study how publicly shared research data (open data) contribute to improving transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration in environmental science. In my current role at SSHRC, I chair the Tri-Agency working group responsible for implementing the Tri-Agency Research Data Management (RDM) Policy; I lead the implementation of the Policy’s Data Deposit Requirement for Canada’s three federal funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR); and I am the secretary of the Tri-Agency Open Science Executive Committee. I also serve as an adviser on the Swiss Academy of Arts and Science’s Researcher Sounding Board on Open Data.
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.
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 serve on the Society for Open, Reproducible and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE)'s Board of Directors and have chaired the Society’s fundraising committee since 2020. I also serve on 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.