Two new members joining the NeIC Executive Team

During May this year we will welcome two new members to the NeIC Executive Team, increasing our capacity in the areas of eScience, strategy and funding.

Our new Executive Manager Lene Krøl Andersen will work to stimulate the use of eScience tools. This includes engagement with research communities, gathering of requirements, exploitation of future opportunities, facilitation of meetings and collaboration spaces. She will also contribute to the establishment of a Nordic arena for open science as well as contributing to implementation of NeIC’s strategy and to future strategy development.

Our new Senior Adviser, Johanna Törnroos, will be working on ensuring long-term funding. She will also work on identification and evaluation of impacts of NeIC, strategy development, strategy implementation and strategy evaluation. Her position will increase the resilience of the Executive Team in regards of day-to-day coordination of NeIC activities.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Johanna and Lene to NeIC, and look very much forward to having them onboard.

About Johanna Törnroos

Johanna Törnroos will be employed at the CSC - IT Center For Science Ltd., Finland with an 80% commitment to NeIC. Johanna joins NeIC and CSC from the Academy of Finland where she has worked as a science adviser since 2010. Her responsibilities have included various tasks related to research funding and evaluations and science policy. She also has expertise in research impact assessment. She holds an M.Sc. with a major in computational engineering.

About Lene Krøl Andersen

Lene Krøl Andersen is the head of DeIC eScience Center in Denmark. She has a research background within natural sciences alongside her MBA degree. Lene Krøl Andersen has lead the establishment of the national eScience Center in Denmark, which guides the Danish researchers to both local and national eScience resources, contact points, organisational eScience support, access support to supercomputing facilities and competence building. The Danish eScience landscape mirrors self-developing communities of principles and practice deploying ICT tooling, software and e-infrastructures, which indeed challenges the speed of new discoveries. DeIC eScience Center is the national platform for all eScience parties to share expertise, best practices and challenges, hence creating cross fertilisation between disciplines, i.e. a crucial eScience collaboration platform bridging the various and differentiated eScience communities throughout the country.