Our Structure

Strategy Forum

The central event in the process of setting up the strategy of the Knowledge Exchange is the Strategy Forum. Once a year it brings together the leadership from the six funding organisations with the aim of refining the shared vision and finding common and strategically important issues to tackle in the coming years.

At the Strategy Forum partners exchange, analyse and compare partner strategies, and identify issues to work on collectively and increase their impact on national and international developments.

The Knowledge Exchange Steering Group

The Knowledge Exchange Steering Group (KESG) consists of six senior managers, one from each of the partner organisations. The Group oversee activities taking place in Knowledge Exchange.

The Steering group members are:

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Heidi Laine

Senior Coordinator,Strategic European Engagement and Coordination 

CSC, Finland



Serge Bauin

Special Adviser on Open Science

CNRS, France


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Anne Sofie Fink Kjeldgaard

Head of Data Management

DeiC, Denmark


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Stefanie Mewes

Programme Officer, Scientific Library Services and Information Systems

DFG, Germany


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Liz Bal

Director of open research services

Jisc, United Kingdom 



Karin van Grieken

Innovation Expert

SURF, The Netherlands


The Knowledge Exchange Group

A representative from each of the Knowledge Exchange partner organisations make up the Knowledge Exchange Group (KEG), which is the central body responsible for helping Knowledge Exchange reach its goals.

The Partner Representatives initiate and direct Knowledge Exchange activities. They identify issues to be addressed and decide on the initial steps to be taken in facilitating contact between the experts on a given issue within the communities in the partner countries.

The Knowledge Exchange Group members are:


Josefine Nordling

Senior Open Science Specialist

CSC, Finland


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Olivier Rouchon

Research Data Manager, DDOR

CNRS, France



Anna Mette Morthorst

Special Consultant 

DeiC, Denmark


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Sebastian Brandt

Programme Officer, Scientific Library Services and Information Systems

DFG, Germany


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Frank Manista

European Open Science Manager

Jisc, United Kingdom



Tanya van Goch

Community Manager

SURF, The Netherlands


The Open Access and Open Science Expert Groups

We bring together experts from each of our partner organisations, and also from elsewhere when appropriate, to identify urgent challenges and promising opportunities in their fields of expertise. This informs the decision-making of all partner organisations.

Knowledge Exchange's current focus is on Open Access and Open Science. Both focus areas have their own Expert Group in place: The Open Access Expert Group and the Open Science Expert Group. The Expert Groups identify emerging issues and topics, propose actions for Knowledge Exchange and activities to deploy such as studies, workshops or other approaches. We involve experts from the wider research community and expert consultants as necessary. 

The Knowledge Exchange Office

The Knowledge Exchange office is located at the Jisc offices in Bristol, United Kingdom. The Office co-ordinates activities, logistics, communications and provides administrative support.

The members of the Office are:

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Hannah Pearce

Knowledge Exchange Manager

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Sarah James

Project and Administration Officer

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