Uncover. Advise. Monitor.
DataSeer fills the urgent need for a low-cost, scalable solution to show researchers how to comply with stakeholder data sharing policies.
DataSeer was conceived by Tim Vines while he was manually checking compliance with the journal Molecular Ecology‘s data sharing policy –instead of going through an article line-by-line for 30 minutes, why not have Artificial Intelligence do the same job in 2 seconds?
DataSeer fills the urgent need for a low-cost, scalable solution to:
a) show researchers what they need to do to comply with data sharing policies, and
b) allow stakeholders to precisely monitor compliance with their data policy.
Eva is an accomplished business strategist and marketing leader with long experience in growing startups in various industries including life sciences, fintech, edtech and construction. She has built out the DataSeer sales and marketing process and gives advice on the big decisions.
Asura’s work lives at the intersection of technology, openness, and knowledge creation. Previously, he worked as a research data analyst for Invest in Open Infrastructure exploring questions around sustainability and community governance of infrastructure. He also worked as a data scientist and developer at the ScholCommLab and Open Knowledge Maps but, most importantly, he is still very proud about starring in a martial arts short film which you can watch on Youtube. You can find him on Twitter and Github.
Buz’s research experience is primarily in the field of physical chemistry. In addition to being a Data Curator at DataSeer, she is currently working as a research assistant at the University of British Columbia to investigate organic molecule formations in interstellar clouds. Buz is in the final semester of attaining her BSc in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia.
Scott is a software engineer with 25 years experience in data-intensive application development, research and artificial intelligence. His experience in authoring computer science papers and patents and his broad background in biological sciences help in designing and streamlining data pipelines for statistical learning at DataSeer.
Claire Lam, MD
Claire is a seasoned Technology Professional and CTO with over 15 years of engineering operations and leadership experience in various environments. Her recent experience includes being Co-founder at two companies, which have awarded her CTO of the year two times for product development. Claire studied Engineering and Medicine, including receiving her MD and MSc in Computer Science, specializing in Security.
Patrice is a global expert on the application of Machine Learning to research articles. His previous projects include the pdf to TEI converter Grobid and the Deep Learning Framework For Text (DeLFT). He develops DataSeer’s core Machine Learning algorithms and is currently integrating LLM-based technology.
Souad is the Compliance Manager and a Data Curator at DataSeer. She is our main point of client contact and oversees the various applications of our AI. Souad is passionate about efficiency, auditing, and especially Open Data. Previously, Souad was employed in the restaurant and customer service industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Simon Fraser University and lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Michael is a Data Scientist at DataSeer. He contributes in authoring data processing scripts, code reviews, auditing data artifacts for errors, tracing transformations of data through manual and automated pipelines to ensure deliverables are met. Michael previously worked in SaaS and technology-based companies in various capacities such as QA tester, technical consultant, account manager, and technical support analyst. Michael’s educational background is in Finance and Management Information Systems. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
Adrian brings a wealth of experience from the global scholarly publishing industry. Before joining DataSeer he was the General Manager of the innovative Open Access publisher JMIR Publications, and has held senior posts with Digital Science and the Charlesworth Group. He is the current Chair of the Fully Open Access Publishers Group at OASPA. He has held numerous volunteer posts including SSP Past President, SSP International Taskforce Chair, and Co-Chair of the SSP Funder Task Force. Adrian is also an Ambassador with DOAJ, and former Associate Editor for Learned Publishing.
Tim Vines, PhD
Founder and CEO
Tim Vines is the Founder and CEO at DataSeer. Prior to that he founded Axios Review, an independent peer review company that helped authors find journals that wanted their paper. He was the Managing Editor for the journal Molecular Ecology for eight years, where he led their adoption of data sharing and numerous other initiatives. He writes for the industry-leading Scholarly Kitchen blog, and has published research papers on peer review, data sharing, and reproducibility (including one that was covered by Vanity Fair). He has a PhD in evolutionary ecology from the University of Edinburgh and now lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Alyssa’s research experience lies in the field of hematology and biochemistry, in which she has co-authored a paper, published in Scientific Reports, on Factor XIII contributions to hemostasis. She was also a Research Technician and has assisted with the development of grant applications and manuscript data management and sharing. She holds a BSc Honours in Pharmacology from the University of British Columbia.
DataSeer is an open-source project developed with the support of the Sloan Foundation.
Our Advisory Board
DataSeer draws on a wealth of Open Data expertise
Nokome was originally a marine scientist with over twenty years experience in research for sustainable management of marine resources. He is the Founder of Stencila, which produces living documents that link tables and plots to the underlying datasets. It serves a platform for reproducible research that bridges the gap in collaboration between coders and non-coders. Nokome is based in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Executive Editor, BMJ
Founding Dean, School of Data Science, University of Virginia
Curation Coordinator, Portage Network
Erin is the Curation Coordinator for the Portage Network, an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, now supported by Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO). She reviews new dataset deposits for the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR), and as a member of Portage’s Curation Expert Group, she is engaged in developing resources to support a national curation community of practice.
Founder, Strategies for Open Science
Kristen Ratan is a seasoned executive and open science advocate with 20+ years leading transformation in scholarly research and research communication. Kristen has a successful track record creating and driving vision, strategy and technology innovations in research, knowledge production, discovery and access. She co-founded the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) and was Publisher at PLOS prior to that.
Senior Partner, Origin Editorial
After earning a doctorate in Geography from Loughborough University, Jason worked at Blackwell Science in Oxford, UK. He switched to the editorial team and eventually rose to be Senior Editor of US-based medical journals. In 2010 he left Blackwell to found Origin Editorial, offering his journal management expertise to a much wider range of journals. Jason was the founding president of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors. He works closely with the EQUATOR Network to encourage improved reporting standards among journals, editors, and publishers.
Director of Community Engagement and Senior Consultant at Delta Think
Before joining DeltaThink, Heather was Head of Partnerships for the Knowledge Futures Group, building open source infrastructure for publishers and libraries. Her previous roles include positions at Hypothesis, Proquest, SIPX (formerly the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange), Springer SBM, and Greenwood Publishing Group/Praeger Publishers. She is a frequent speaker and participant at industry events including the COUNTER Board of Directors, the STM Futurelab, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the NISO Transfer Standing Committee, the NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force. She has a Ph.D. in Military and Diplomatic History from Yale University.