Policy Advisor

Dr. Maaike de Jong

Maaike has a background in ecology, evolution and genomics. She obtained her PhD in Evolutionary Biology at Leiden University, after which she worked on climate change biology during a postdoc at the University of Helsinki, and a Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Bristol. In recent years, she shifted her focus towards open science. She was project lead at the KNAW institute DANS where she led international projects on research data infrastructure and open data. Her responsibilities included strategic stakeholder engagement and community building, as well as coordinating training and workshops. She also worked as data analyst and policy advisor at KNAW.

At the Netherlands eScience Center, Maaike combines her experience in research, open science, community building and education to advance the adoption of digital skills and software sustainability in the research community. As Community Manager, she is also currently Project Lead of the Research Software Directory.

Key skills:

  • Community building
  • Data analysis
  • Digital infrastructures
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Open science
  • Python