Professor Susanna-Assunta Sansone

University’s Academic Lead for Research Practice; Professor of Data Readiness, Department of Engineering Science; Director, Oxford e-Research Centre


With creativity, experience and a strong network of other world-leaders, Professor Susanna-Assunta Sansone addresses the grand challenges related to information science and scholarly communications, where data quality and readiness for (re)use is a prerequisite for success.

As an author of the FAIR Principles, Professor Sansone works with and for researchers, service providers, journal publishers, library science experts, funders and learned societies in the academic as well as in the commercial and governmental setting. She ensures that data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable for humans as well as for machines. With collaborators worldwide, her Data Readiness Group designs and develops open source software, to improve collection, representation, sharing and publication of multi-dimensional data. They also build interoperability standards; run informative, educational registries to enable data quality and readiness, essential in Data Science.

At university level, Professor Sansone is the Academic Lead for the Research Practice Programme, which supports the Oxford research community to conduct research and innovation activities with rigour, transparency, and respect.

Professor Sansone is a Consultant for Springer Nature, and Founding Honorary Academic Editor of the Scientific Data journal. In the context of the European life sciences infrastructure, she co-leads the ELIXIR Interoperability Platform and sits on the management of the ELIXIR-UK Node. Among other community roles, Professor Sansone is a member of the of the Centre of Open Science’s Board.


  • Research Practice
  • Research Data Management
  • FAIR data
  • Data Readiness
  • Reproducibility
  • Scholarly publishing


English, Italian (native)