Deputy Vice-President for Research Policy and Open Science, and Professor at the Library and Information Science at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). Eva has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), LIS department since 1997. She has been an active member of several international research teams, projects, advisory boards and communities including DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, ReSA, etc. In 2005-06, Eva was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).
She has taken part in and led several research projects and acted as an advisor to many more in the fields related to standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information and research policies in several countries. In 2015 Eva won the Young Researcher of Excellence award from her University. In November 2017 she was named “Open Data Champion” by SPARC Europe. She is currently Deputy Vice President for Scientific Policy-Open Science at UC3M and she was the chair of the EU-OSPP (European Open Science Policy Platform 2018-2020) on behalf of YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network). She has been elected recently as a member of the Steering Committee of the CoARA (Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment).