With the appointment of Mike Mertens as chief executive officer (CEO) the DARIAH Coordination Office (DCO) is now complete.
DARIAH-EU’s new DCO
With the appointment of Mike Mertens as chief executive officer (CEO) the DARIAH Coordination Office (DCO) is now complete. Mike began to work for the consortium this month.
The new DCO consists of six staff members, who are responsible for finance, overall coordination and communications. They are based in Germany (Goettingen and Berlin) and The Netherlands (The Hague).
Who we are: Goettingen
As the primary representative of DARIAH, CEO Mike Mertens is responsible for the overall governance and coordination of DARIAH.
Before joining DARIAH-EU Mike worked as Deputy Director and Data Services Manager of Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a consortium of 38 leading research intensive institutions in the UK and Ireland.
He has worked on the strategic redefinition of the future research library model, cultural heritage in research, digitization, content discovery and RLUK’s research data management policy. He holds a PhD in comparative German-British history.
Jakob Epler is DARIAH-EU’s communications officer (CO). He manages DARIAH-EU’s internal and external communications. Jakob has a background in social science, journalism and speech communication. Before joining DARIAH-EU he worked as an editor and a freelance science journalist for public broadcasters in Germany. Jakob also teaches public relations and research techniques at Universities as well as in the private sector.
Mike and Jakob are based in the Centre of Digital Humanities of the Goerg-August-University Goettingen.
Who we are: The Hague
Henk Harmsen is DARIAH-EU’s chief integration officer (CIO). Together with his assistants Lisa de Leeuw he forms the CIO-Team, which is based at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in The Hague. The CIO is the head of DARIAH-EU’s Joint Research Committee and coordinates the collection of national in-kind contributions.
Henk studied computer linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. He wrote his doctoral thesis at Amsterdam’s VU University about automatic syntactical- and semantic text-parsing. Since 2005 Henk is the vice director of Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS).
Lisa de Leeuw worked in the banking sector from 1995 to 2008. She was a management assistant to several Executive Vice Presidents of international departments. In 2008 Lisa started at DANS as management assistant to Henk Harmsen and project assistant for the preparation of DARIAH. In addition to her work for DARIAH-EU she is responsible for the secretariat of the Data Seal of Approval and works as coordinator at the DANS projectbureau.
Who we are: Berlin
Chief organisation officer Anne Grésillon (COO) manages the financial, administrative and legal activities of DARIAH-EU.
Anne joined DARIAH in November 2014. Before she worked at the department “Partenariat et Valorisation” of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the regional office for Provence and Corse Region in the city of Marseille. She provided assistance on administrative, financial and legal aspects to researchers setting up collaborative projects, grant and patent applications.
Marco Raciti is DARIAH-EU’s European project manager. He is responsible for supporting and managing national and European external funding for the DARIAH ERIC.
Marco has a background in political science, European affairs and project management and joined DARIAH-EU in 2014. Before he worked as European Project Manager at ARMINES (MINES ParisTech) and at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Paris.
Marco and Anne work in Berlin at the the Centre Marc Bloch, a Franco-German research centre for human science.
For more information about DARIAH-EU’s new DCO go to http://dariah.eu/about/organisation/coordination-office.html or contact the Communications Officer, Jakob Epler, email@example.com.