Research data is part of a digitisation process in science that challenges aspects of scientific work such as reproducibility, reusability or sustainability. The professional management of digital research data is an essential prerequisite for effective and excellent research. The participants of the webinar receive a general overview of the most important topics along the research data life cycle with tips for an effective work with their data.
Katarzyna Biernacka holds a degree in computer science from Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany. Her strong interest in digital tools and the new forms of learning shaped her research interest. In the winter of 2015/2016 she joined Prof. Pinkwart's research group, where she has been conducting research in the field of mobile information and communication technologies in teaching using the example of Latin America. Since February 2019, she has been a research assistant and doctoral candidate at the Computer Science Department and conducts research in the field of publication of research data and data privacy.
In addition to her research, Katarzyna, as an advocate of Open Science, offers various workshops on this and related topics.
Martand is a Computer Engineer by training and an alumnus of the Global Masters in Development Practice program. He is one of the Founding Members of the Leadership Committee for the Students and Alumni Advisory Council (SAAC) which is hosted at the MDP Secretariat, Columbia University.
In 2012, he started working with the global Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) initiative of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. In 2016, he received TERI's highest award, the "Roll of Honor" from Shri Jayant Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, for facilitating the activities of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Also, in 2017, the UN Environment included his name in their directory of young change makers - #Faces4Change2017.
Martand has a professional training in Big Data Analytics, and prior to joining the development sector, he has worked with IT MNCs in the franchising domain. Martand is currently the Network Coordinator for UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) - Youth in South-Asia.