Decision-Making bodies

  • The Project Management Board (PMB) is chaired by the Project Coordinator. It is responsible for the formal decisions and the strategic management of the project and includes the Project Coordinator (PC), the Project Manager (PM) and one designated senior representative from each partner. PMB members are responsible to take binding decisions on behalf of the partner they represent. PMB meetings are held at least every six months (physically or virtually) in order to monitor and guide the project.
  • The Technical Management Board (TMB) is in charge of the implementation of the business and technical work and monitors, on a daily basis, the progress of the project in accordance to the objectives, deliverables and milestones defined in the project work plan. The board includes the PC, the Innovation Manager (IM), the Quality Manager (QM), and the Work Package Leaders (WPL) and meets at least quarterly (physically or virtually).
  • The Advisory Board will oversee the project and ensure that project activities continue to meet changes in the demands on data science across Europe. The members of the Advisory Board are the following:

Advisory Board members:

  • Rayid Ghani is the Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Chief Data Scientist at the Urban Center on Computation and Data, Research Director at the Computation Institute (a joint institute of Argonne National Laboratory and The University of Chicago), and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is also the co-founder of Edgeflip, an analytics startup that grew out of the Obama 2012 Campaign, which was led by Rayid and focused on social media products for non-profits, advocacy groups, and charities.
  • Jan Newman is working as head of legal affairs and organization at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz). He is a member of the educational advisory board of the German UNESCO chapter and blogs about Open Educational Resources (OER) on Since 2014 he is the project manager of the OER World Map project, which is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and aims at collecting data on OER actors and activities worldwide. Jan is author of several publications on OER, frequent speaker at OER conferences and participated in the organization of the German OER conferences OERde 14, OERde 15 and OERde Festival.
  • Dr Javiera Atenas is the co-coordinator of the open education working group for Open Knowledge International, senior fellow of the higher education academy and associate lecturer at Aga Khan University and University de Barcelona.
  • Professor Pierre Dillenbourrg has been professor assistant at TECFA, University of Geneva. He joined EPFL in November 2002. He has been the director of CRAFT, the pedagogical unit for 10 years and is now the academic director of the EPFL Center for Digital Education and head of the CHILI Lab: “Computer-Human Interaction for Learning & Instruction”.
  • Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology. Until 2011 she was a member of the board of BECTA (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency), the body charged with implementing the UK government’s eLearning strategy. Her work is interdisciplinary and encompasses education, psychology, artificial intelligence and HCI. Rose investigates the relationship between people, their context, the concepts they are learning, and the resources at their disposal. Rose holds a 1st class BA in Computing and Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Cognitive Science.
  • TJ Bliss is the Director of Development and Strategy at Wiki Education, a non-profit that connects higher education to the publishing power of Wikipedia. Bridging Wikipedia and academia creates opportunities for any learner to contribute to, and access, open knowledge. Before joining Wiki Education, TJ was a Program Officer in the Education Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In that role, he gave $45M in grants to over 30 organizations working to expand the reach and efficacy of Open Educational Resources (OER)