Erika Kurucz is a Research Data Steward at Budapest Corvinus University. She joined the university library’s education and research support team in 2021. She is an experienced researcher with 20 years in several research projects. She is skilled in data analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, statistics, and project management. She holds an MA in Sociology, an MA in Political Science, and an MSc in Mathematics. She has previously worked on EU projects and on numerous social science (both quantitative and qualitative) research projects at universities (Budapest University of Technology and Economics – Information Society Research Institute, Eötvös Loránd University) and other research institutions in Hungary.
In her current position, as a Research Data Steward, she would like to make an impact on the research community promoting Open Science and responsible, quality data management for academics and researchers. She aims to professionalize data stewardship at Corvinus University and would like to promote a change of perspective in scientific communities on sharing and reusing scientific research data.
Erika believes that “sharing is caring” and the application of Open Science standards to research data management brings a myriad of values, including transparency, improved access to scientific results, expansion of international collaborations, and diffusion of innovations, with benefits for the entire scientific research community. Erika is happy and excited to contribute to LIBER’s working groups and to further support researchers and academics.