Coronavirus 2019-nCoV announcement for RDMTW2020:

Considering the heavy impacts of the COVID-19 are still continually developing worldwide, and the international travel restrictions and quarantine requirements of many countries still have not been lifted, we regrettably decided to cancel the RDMTW2020. 



Chieh-Chih Estelle Cheng


Chieh-Chih Estelle Cheng is the Engagement Manager for Asia­-Pacific at ORCID. Estelle is responsible for growing the adoption of ORCID, engaging with partners across sectors and establishing communities of practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Taiwan, Estelle works collaboratively with the community to promote ORCID awareness, build strategic relationships and to support best practices of ORCID implementation across the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining ORCID, Estelle served as the product manager for digital object identifiers (DOIs) at Airiti.


Tyng-Ruey Chuang

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Tyng-Ruey Chuang is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, with a joint appointment at both the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation and the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences. His research interest includes functional programming, geospatial informatics, and topics in citizen science and data collaboration. He planned and helped set up the Sunflower Movement Archive and the Taiwan Roadkill Observation Network. He has been a member of the CODATA Taiwan committee since 2007, and is currently an Executive Committee Member of CODATA. He was on the board of Taiwan Association for Human Rights (2003-2006), and was once the chair of the board of Software Liberty Association of Taiwan (2008-2010). He led Creative Commons Taiwan from 2002 to 2018.


Rorie Edmunds

World Data System

Rorie Edmunds joined the World Data System – International Programme Office in August 2012 as the Programme Officer. He became Acting Executive Director in June 2018. Rorie was a co-chair of the RDA Working Group that developed the Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements which form the basis of the CoreTrustSeal certification standard. He is now an ex officio member of the CoreTrustSeal Board, and one of the leaders of the Secretariat. Rorie previously worked as a Technical Editor in Tokyo. Before this, he held various research positions in universities in the UK and in Japan. His scientific background has covered fields including nonlinear mathematics, structural mechanics, geology, design engineering, and optimization. His first degree is in mathematics and he holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.


Simon Hodson


Simon Hodson has been Executive Director of CODATA since August 2013. Simon is an expert on data policy issues and research data management. He as contributed to influential reports on Current Best Practice for Research Data Management Policies and to the Science International Accord on Open Data in a Big Data World. As part of his CODATA role, Simon leads or participants in numerous projects, Working Groups and Steering Groups. Currently, he is: Project Director, African Open Science Platform Project; Chair, European Commission's Expert Group on FAIR Data, which is preparing a report and guidelines on how to make FAIR data a reality; Co-chair, OECD Global Science Forum Project on Sustainable Business Models for Data Repositories; Co-chair, GEO Data Sharing Working Group, to which CODATA has made a longterm contribution; Co-chair, IRIDIUM Research Data Management Glossary Working Group, which is a collaboration between CODATA, CASRAI and Research Data Canada. Simon is also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Dryad Data Repository, a not-for-profit initiative to make the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable; and he sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of CESSDA ERIC, the European data infrastructure for the social sciences. Simon has a strong research background, as well as considerable project and programme management experience: from 2009 to 2013, as Programme Manager, he led two successive phases of Jisc's innovative Managing Research Data programme in the UK.


Sarah Jones

Digital Curation Centre, UK

Sarah coordinates work on the DCC's Data Management Planning tool - DMPonline - and undertakes research on data policy and data management planning. She has written several articles and book chapters on these topics, and co-edited Delivering Research Data Management Services: fundamentals of good practice. 

Sarah provides advisory services, training and consultancy via the DCC, building on many lessons learned during the DCC's institutional engagement programme. Here she led support for several universities, helping them to scope researchers' requirements, develop data strategies, deliver training, customise DMPonline and implement research data management services.

Sarah is involved in several European Commission funded projects including, FOSTER+, OpenAIRE and Research Data Alliance Europe 4.0. Her work in a European context focuses primarily on training, data management planning and network building to facilitate open science. She co-chairs the RDA Active DMP Interest Group and the CODATA Working Group on Research Data Science schools. In a personal capacity, she is rapporteur on the European Commission's FAIR Data Expert Group and a member of the Open Science Transport Research Cloud Expert Group.

 In previous roles, Sarah led the Data Audit Framework project and Incremental. She worked in HATII at the University of Glasgow from 2006-2017, initially for the AHDS Performing Arts data centre and then for the DCC, and is now based in Glasgow University Library.


Yu-Huang Wang

Taiwan Academy of Ecology

Yu-Huang Wang is an independent research scientist, a project consultant for companies of ecological survey, and the director of an non-governmental organization, Taiwan Academy of Ecology. He collaborates with the Grid Computing Center and the Institute of Information Science of Academia Sinica, Taiwan and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity to promote Asian soundscape monitoring network and unmanned aerial system (UAS) observation network in Taiwan and South-East Asia.

Yu-Huang was a contracted research scientist at Taiwan Forestry Research Institute of the Agriculture Council of Taiwan from 2010-2015. He collaborated with the information management teams of US and international long-term ecological research network (LTER) to develop ecological sensor network and to promote the metadata standard (Ecological Metadata Language, EML) and the tool (Metadata Catalogue, MetaCat) for managing and sharing ecological research data in Asia-Pacific region. He was the node manager of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in Taiwan from 2012-2016 and the deputy of GBIF Asian Nodes from 2014-2016. He worked with the GBIF Asian Nodes, especially the biodiversity information management team of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) to promote the data standard (DarwinCore) and tool (integrated publishing tool, IPT) for open biodiversity data in Asian region. He organized two training workshops on biodiversity data management for Asian region in 2012 and 2016 in Taiwan. In 2016 and 2019, ACB invited him to help organize the sessions of camera trap data management for the workshop on mobilizing biodiversity data from ASEAN protected areas.