Dr Rebecca Lawrence
Professional Title: CEO/Managing Director/Chief Executive
Primary domain: Life Sciences
Organization name: F1000 Group
Organization type: Small and Medium Enterprise
City / Country: London - United Kingdom
Rebecca Lawrence, PhD is Managing Director of F1000, providers of a series of tools and services to support the research community in writing, publishing, discovering and evaluating new scientific findings. She was responsible for the launch in January 2013 of the novel open science and open data publishing platform F1000Research. She has subsequently led the initiative behind the upcoming launch of Wellcome Open Research, a new publishing platform owned by Wellcome but run by F1000 that aims to start a new trajectory in the way scientific findings and data are communicated and ultimately research and researchers are evaluated. She is a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for the EU’s Open Science Policy Platform. She was a founding member of the Data Group of the International Association of STM Publishers, and co-Chair of a number working groups focussing on data and peer review, for organisations including the Research Data Alliance (RDA), CASRAI and ORCID. She is also an Advisory Group member for JISC’s Journal Research Data Policy Registry, and for the data policy and standards initiative, Biosharing. She has worked in STM publishing for 15 years for several publishers including Elsevier Life Sciences where she built and ran the Drug Discovery Group. She originally trained and qualified as a pharmacist, and holds a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology.