Call for Members – OPERAS Scientific Advisory Committee

OPERAS is a dynamic and community driven Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area. Its mission is to coordinate and federate resources in Europe to efficiently address the scholarly communication needs of European researchers. OPERAS’ vision is to make Open Science a reality for research and to achieve a scholarly communication system where knowledge produced in the SSH benefits researchers, academics, and students fully and widely, and where it also benefits the whole society across Europe and worldwide, without barriers.

OPERAS is the leading European infrastructure for scholarly communication in SSH and brings together partners from various European countries to strengthen the infrastructure for open scholarly communication and to support research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. OPERAS aims to coordinate efforts, align services, promote standards, and develop new, shared services for researchers, libraries and open access publishers.

The OPERAS RI (AISBL) establishes a new governance system. It is driven by an Executive Assembly composed of 10 members and managed by a General Assembly. To support the Executive Assembly by taking decisions we are seeking for international experts to give advice on OPERAS scientific activities, priorities, and services. 

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will be an independent body, composed by 5 to 10 experts, providing advice and recommendations to the Executive Assembly on the ethical, scientific and technical current and future projects as well as OPERAS activities. For instance, OPERAS SAC will contribute in defining the scientific, technical, and ethical criteria for our discovery platform and is invited to give advice to specific issues related to resources harvesting and content providers and to shape the path of the infrastructures future. 

Be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary and international network shaping the research publication structure of tomorrow! Help us to learn more about the SSH researchers needs and aims and help us to open the doors for Open Science for SSH in Europe and worldwide. 

For the Scientific Advisory Committee OPERAS searches for researchers, publishers, librarians, engineers that are experts in one or more of the following topics: Social Sciences and Humanities, Scholarly Communication, Open Science, Digital infrastructures. The experts will have an international or national reputation and therefore significant experience or interest in the domain covered by OPERAS AISBL. Application is open to early-career as well as to senior professionals and researchers. A gender balance will be sought in the selection of the candidates. The communication language will be English as Lingua Franca (ELF, an international English).

OPERAS offers:

  • diverse, ambitious, and interesting tasks and topics in exchange with European and international experts
  • pleasant discussion and decision within a cooperative atmosphere
  • the possibility to shape the future of Open Science for SSH in Europe

Travelling costs to meetings will be covered by OPERAS.

Interested international experts are invited to send to Pierre Mounier ( and Suzanne Dumouchel ( a CV and a cover letter to express their motivation and skills. Members will be appointed for a period of four years, renewable once. 

Deadline for submission: 25th of June 2020.

List of interesting expertise for OPERAS SAC: 

  • open scholarly communication in SSH
  • digital humanities
  • open access to research outputs
  • open science
  • academic publishing
  • virtual research infrastructures
  • open humanities
  • citizen science

Procedure for the composition of OPERAS SAC:

  • 01/06: CfP published
  • 01/06–25/06: CfP open
  • 25/06–15/07: selection 

 A selection committee will be composed by members of the EA, supported by a member of the coordination team. The selection committee is responsible for ranking of the top ten candidates.

Cite this blog post
Judith Schulte (2020, June 3). Call for Members – OPERAS Scientific Advisory Committee. OPERAS. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from

Judith Schulte

OPERAS Communication Manager and chief editor of the OPERAS Blog

17 Responses

  1. Sasinska-Klas, Teresa says:

    I am interested to participate in OPERAS Scientific Advisory Committee . My research field is connected with the topics: media and society, transformation of the media system in the context of new new media, media and politics, senioral policy in the context of the EU.

  2. Witam, jestem zainteresowana

  3. Barbara says:

    I am interested in OPERAS Scientific Advisory Committee. My fields are as follows: organisational communication, intercultural communication, and academic publishing, as well as collaborative management and organisational trust.

  4. Rabiej says:

    Good morning,

    I am interested. What form can I send my application.
    Stanisław Rabiej

    • Judith Schulte says:

      It would be great, if you sent your application as PDF file to Pierre Mounier and Suzanne Dumouchel via e-mail ( and We are looking forward to receive your application. Kind regards
      Judith Schulte

  5. Angelika Żbikowska says:

    Good morning,

    Could you please explain what kind of job is it – full or part time or maybe occasional job?

    I will be grateful for your response.

    Angelika Żbikowska

  6. Valeri szydlowska says:

    Happy to participate. Continental philosophy is my research field.

  7. Valeri szydlowska says:

    I will be happy to participate. My field is continental philosophy, especially contemporary but with serious consideration of its legacy.

    • Suzanne Dumouchel says:

      Thanks for your interest. Feel free to send us your application.

  8. Probably I am to old (82) to offer an access. Professor emeritus dr hab. Fromely: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. Instutute of Librarianship and Information Science.
    Specializations: Librarianship, Readership, Public Communication.
    Main current publications at scientific quarterly “Przegląd Biblioteczny”: “Foreign publications”

    • Suzanne Dumouchel says:

      Actually, the Executive Board will select the applications without any limit of age, so you’re welcome to send your documents. Thanks.

  9. Jean-Claude Guédon says:

    I am interested.

    • Suzanne Dumouchel says:

      Great! We are glad to see your interest. Please send us your CV and Cover letter.

  10. Maria João Amante says:

    Good afeternoon
    I would like to present my CV.
    Do I need to send it in English?

    • Suzanne Dumouchel says:

      Good morning,
      Yes please, we would be happy to receive your CV in English.

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