is developed for the research community, by the research community. Currently led by Carole Goble and her team in the eScience Lab at the University of Manchester, is supported by members of the Research Object community, to disseminate knowledge about Research Objects, their concept, adoption, and other latest developments.


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Collaborations is involved in an number of ongoing collaborations with the following institutions / projects:

The Farr Institute 

Background is a continuation of work done in the Wf4Ever project


Core Development Team

  • Carole Goble (PI)
  • Sean Bechhofer (Researcher)
  • Stian Soiland-Reyes (Technical Lead)
  • Daniel Garijo (Researcher)
  • Raul Palma (Researcher)
  • Michael R Crusoe (Community Advocate)
  • Finn Bacall (Developer)
  • Stuart Owen (Developer)
  • Alan Williams (Developer)
  • Catarina Martins (PhD student)
  • Mark Robinson (student)


  • Matt Gamble
  • Norman Morrison
  • Khalid Belhajjame
  • Oscar Corcho
  • Esteban García Cuesta
  • David De Roure
  • Jun Zhao
  • Don Cruickshank
  • Graham Klyne

Advisory Board

  • Christine Borgman, UCLA
  • Michel Dumontier, Stanford University
  • Scott Edmunds, GigaScience
  • Paul Groth, Vrijie University
  • Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press
  • Paolo Manghi, ISTI of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Brian Matthew, STFC
  • Paolo Missier, Newcastle University
  • Susanna Sansone, Oxford University/Nature Publishing
  • Herbert Van de Sompel, LANL
  • Kaitlin Thaney, Mozilla Science
  • Mark Wilkinson, UPM
  • Katy Wolstencroft, Leiden University