Communications and Community Lead

Tom Bakker


As a policy advisor, Tom contributes to the organizational strategy, the external assessment, annual plans and other relevant strategies. He advises the Directors’ Team and connects the organization’s strategy to relevant developments in academia, such as Open Science, Digital Competence Centers and Rewards & Recognition.

Tom also leads the Community Management and Communication teams. In this role, he coordinates and facilitates the development and implementation of the external community strategy as well as the activities related to the Dissemination & Community programme, such as the eScience Center Fellowship Programme, the Workshops & Training Programme, the eScience Center blog and the engagement in various communities (Research Software Alliance, NL-RSE, Digital Competence Centers, Research Software Training NL).

Key skills

  • Policy
  • Strategy
  • Open science