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Mag. Michela Vignoli

Mag. Michela Vignoli




Digital Safety & Security

Competence Unit

Information Management




+43 50550 4216


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Data Science

Main Research: Open Science, Open Access, Open Data


Michela Vignoli is Junior Scientist at AIT, Austrian Institute of Technology, where she gained expertise in Open Science, Open Access, and Open (Research) Data (http://open-research.ait.ac.at) as well as basic experience in project management. Her focus of interest lays on knowledge management in the digital era and on how to foster the transition of the current science system to a more Open Science. Michela is actively promoting and advocating for Open Science practices in Austria and beyond and gave a number of presentations, workshops, and invited talks on the topic. She is an active member of the Open Science working group of the Austrian Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) and of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA), and contributes to other Austrian open projects as well (e.g. openscienceASAP). As board member of the YEAR network (Young European Associated Researchers) Michela considerably contributed to consultation activities with the European Commission and to the organisation of YEAR events. Earlier this year she was nominated member of the EU high-level advisory group Open Science Policy Platform. In the H2020 project OpenUP she contributes to researching novel ways of scholarly communication beyond traditional research channels and alternative peer review methodologies. She assisted the project management as well as the dissemination teams of various projects (e.g. SCAPE, BITCRIME, e-Infrastructures Austria, Europeana Sounds).

  • 2013-: Junior Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2011-2013: Project Support Officer
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2012-2013: Project assistant
    Austrian Academy of Science / Austria
  • 2012-2012: Lecturer
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2011-2011: Project assistant
    University of Vienna / Austria
  • Since July 2013: YEAR Board Member (Young European Associated Researchers Network)
  • Since 2013: Member of the OKFN-AT (Open Knowledge Foundation Local Group Austria)
  • Since May 2016: Member of the European Open Science Policy Platform


  • Open Science in Österreich: Ansätze und Status
    Author(s): K. Buschmann, S. Kasberger, P. Kraker, M. Mayer, F. Reckling, K. Rieck, M. Vignoli
    Journal: Information- Wissenschaft & Praxis (IWP), 66, 2-3 (2015) ; 137 - 145
  • Open Research: Data Management and Policies in the Austrian national context
    Author(s): M. Vignoli, R. King
    Conference CeDEM13: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems
    Proceedings Edition Donau-Universität Krems; CeDEM13: Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government; 447 - 450
  • Open Science in Österreich: Packen wir's an
    Author(s): M. Vignoli, C. Kittel
    Conference Open Commons Kongress 2014, Linz
  • Web 2.0 and openness in research: passing fad or revolution?
    Author(s): M. Vignoli
    Conference Imagine 2015, Wien
  • Paving the way for Science 2.0: top-down and bottom-up approaches
    Author(s): M. Vignoli, P. Kraker, A. Sevault
    Conference CeDEM 2015, Krems
  • Towards a Sustainable Austrian Data Market
    Author(s): M. Vignoli
    Conference CeDEM 2015, Krems
  • Open X Workshop: Towards a D-A-CH-LI Open Data Market
    Author(s): M. Vignoli
    Conference 4. OGD D-A-CH-LI Konferenz „Open X“, Wien
  • Keltische Kultur: Begriffe und Konzepte (2012)
    University of Vienna

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