I am a senior scientist at the Ruder Boskovic Institute (Zagreb, Croatia) and an honorary fellow at NIOO-KNAW. I am also a steering board member of the European Open Science Cloud, sub-group on policy.
My expertise covers the evolutionary ecology of bonding, life-history trade-offs, evidence synthesis, and data and code standards. I strive to apply my knowledge of different modelling approaches and Open Science to study and optimize the scientific process itself (using approach called meta-science). In this way, we can enable ecological research to reach its full potential.
My Open Science journey has started in 2015, and it continues. As a part of my efforts, I have co-founded SPI-Birds Network and Database (for FAIR data and codes, https://spibirds.org/en) and Society for Open, Reliable, and Transparent Ecology and Evolutionary biology (SORTEE https://www.sortee.org/). I am also participating in other open science initiatives, such as RDA, GoFAIR discovery IN, UNESCO Open Science, Open Knowledge Maps, and FIARsFAIR.
As a sole carer of a toddler, I have been experiencing many obstacles in managing my scientific career. I hope being vocal about this can help change the current evaluation, expectation, and promotion systems in science, and encourage practices that accommodate those in less common life situations.
Get in touch if you have any questions about my work, ideas for collaborative projects, or if you think your group would benefit from a workshop on open practices, meta-science, or meta-analysis.