Current Role at Stanford

In collaboration with faculty and research teams, advances open science practices at Stanford and beyond. Data sharing, methods sharing, rigor & reproducibility, open access, open source software, persistent identifiers, &c. Represents Stanford at the HELIOS initiative and other fora. Identifies emerging centers of excellence, and helps good ideas achieve escape velocity. Curiosity, humility, and a thorough understanding of Joy’s Law will be part of our success.

Education & Certifications

  • CSPO, Scrum Alliance, Product Owner (2015)
  • A.M., Duke University, East Asian Studies (2002)
  • B.A., University of New Hampshire, Linguistics (1998)

Personal Interests

Open Science, Open Source, Open Access, Design Thinking, Service Design, Innovation, APIs, Drupal, BackdropCMS, Communities of Practice, Constructivism, Personal Learning Networks, Longboarding

Professional Interests

Open Science, Open Source, Persistent Identifiers, PIDs, APIs, Service Design, Communities of Practice, Research

All Publications

  • Policy recommendations to ensure that research software is openly accessible and reusable. PLoS biology McKiernan, E. C., Barba, L., Bourne, P. E., Carter, C., Chandler, Z., Choudhury, S., Jacobs, S., Katz, D. S., Lieggi, S., Plale, B., Tananbaum, G. 2023; 21 (7): e3002204


    Research data is optimized when it can be freely accessed and reused. To maximize research equity, transparency, and reproducibility, policymakers should take concrete steps to ensure that research software is openly accessible and reusable.

    View details for DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002204

    View details for PubMedID 37478129