Natalia Manola is a research associate in the University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications and the Athena Technology and Innovation Research Center. She holds a Physics degree from the University of Athens, and an MS in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has several years of employment as a Software Engineer and Architect employed in the Bioinformatics sector. From 2009 she has served as the
project director of OpenAIRE, a major EC e-Infrastructure supporting open access in all scientific results. Her research interests include the topics of e-Infrastructures development and management, scientific data management, data curation and validation, complex data visualization, open science policies.