Steering Committee

Elected by the Consortium membership, this committee is the charged with guiding Consortium activities, including furthering the chartering process and clarifying the relationship of the Consortium with other consortia, projects, and stakeholders. They also provide input to Workshop program planning, pilot project coordination, and proposal development.

NDSC Steering Committee Members

  • Robert J. Hanisch - Chair
    Director, Office of Data and Informatics
    Material Measurement Laboratory
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Anita de Waard - Vice-Chair
    VP for Research Data Services
    Elsevier Publishing
  • Ed Seidel - Secretary
    National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Director
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Alan Blatecky
    RTI International, Visiting Fellow
  • Mercè Crosas
    Director of Data Science IQSS
    Harvard University
  • Ted Habermann
    Director of Earth Science
    The HDF Group
  • Carole Palmer
    Associate Dean for Research Information School
    University of Washington

Ex Officio

  • John Towns
    NDS Interim Director

  • Christine Kirkpatrick
    NDS TAC Chair

NDSC Monthly Meetings

Calls are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:00PM CT. 

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