Fotis is a Project Policy Officer for OPERAS Research Infrastructure working specifically on Skills4EOSC and GraspOS, projects that are implementing the most recent Open Science practices, including FAIR-by-design training materials, and creating a network of Competence Centres where professionals could grow their skills. OPERAS Research Infrastructure is dedicated to open scholarly communication in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) domain. As an infrastructure, OPERAS is developing several services for researchers and OA publishers to increase quality and visibility of SSH outputs.
Fotis developed his experience with FAIR principles and Research Data Management during his work as Data Manager for the Research Lab of Advanced, Composite, Nano Materials & Nanotechnology (R-Nano Lab), where he was responsible for overseeing Data Management activities for projects funded by Horizon 2020/Europe.
Prior to his role at R-Nano Lab, Fotis worked as a metadata specialist at Solent University, where he gained valuable experience in managing collections and online discovery tools. Since 2020, he has been engaging with Open Science concepts. During his time at Bournemouth University, he played a key role in developing Research Data Management services for researchers and PhD students.
In 2021, Fotis completed his MSc in Information Science, focusing on Plan S and its impact on scholarly communications from a UK perspective. While at Brunel University, he supported researchers in publishing Open Access and helped establish the university's 1st Open Research award. While still an advocate for Open Access for scientific publications, his current focus is on identifying tools and methods to accelerate the adoption of FAIR principles throughout the wider Greek research community.