Who I Am
I’m the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. My career journey has included research in astrophysics, design of software for astronomical observations, development of learning and data management systems for education and biotechnologies, and now creating applications and systems for research data sharing and analysis, applied to all research fields.
What am I currently interested in? Open science to facilitate access and reuse of research data and code, build software to enhance the quality and productivity of scientific outcomes, improve research data management, and establish multidisciplinary collaborations with the aid of technology and a human touch.
Tweets from @mercecrosas
- The Earth's magnetic poles move. The magnetic North Pole moves in loops of up to 80 km per day. But its actual location, an average of all these loops, is also moving at ~40 km a year. In the last 150 years, the pole has wandered a total of about 1102 km t.co/Sm4MGdUdQL t.co/Xk7RpK2yqS
- Interesting (and beautifully done) video on the concerning issue about vanishing wetlands in Louisiana: t.co/JjQhb8hbZk
- Qualitative data sharing and re-use for socio-environmental systems research: A synthesis of opportunities, challenges, resources and approaches
- Data Authorship as an Incentive to Data Sharing
- If These Data Could Talk
- Cloud Dataverse: A Data Repository Platform for the Cloud
- A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories
- Extension of research data repository system to support direct compute access to biomedical datasets: enhancing Dataverse to support large datasets