Sofia Fernandes

Open Research Manager, University of Exeter

Sofia Fernandes is the Open Research Manager at the University of Exeter and is part of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group.

She holds a master’s degree in Information Science and is the library functional expert for Open Research specifically in relation to Open Access publications and data. Leading the Open Research Team, she is responsible for the University’s Open Research strategy, namely the repository and research data services, ensuring the compliance with funder and Research England requirements whilst advocating the wider benefits of Open Research. In the Open Research landscape, Sofia’s main interests focus Responsible Research and Metrics, Research Data Management and the role of the library supporting the research life-cycle.

Passionate about Open Science and the Scholarly Communication, Sofia has more than ten years’ experience working in libraries in higher education institutions as a Repository Manager and Open Access specialist supporting the research community.