Strategy Manager,
Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform, National Informatics Institute, Japan

Keynote Address:
Towards Open Science and Open Collaboration — The Way of Science in the 21st century

Miho Funamori is the strategy manager at the Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform newly set up in April 2017 at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan.
She makes policy analysis on the world trend of higher education and scholarly communication and gives advice on strategic decisions within NII and beyond. At the same time, she coordinates international and domestic linkages related to research data management.

Having worked for ten years at the headquarter of the University of Tokyo giving advice to the administration, she specializes in international higher education policy and university management and is knowledgeable in the higher education sphere domestically and internationally.

She is Expert Member at the Japan Association of National Universities, Advisor to the e-Journals WG, Japan Association of National University Libraries, and Board Director of FORCE11 since 2019—a community to discuss the Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship.

Prior to joining the academia, she has worked at the Office for International Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Science and Technology Unit, Mitsubishi Research Institute.