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Researcher Profile

Mag. Michela Vignoli

Mag. Michela Vignoli




Digital Safety & Security

Competence Unit

Data Science & Artificial Intelligence


Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna


Field: Data Science

Main Research: Open Science, Open Access, Open Data

Experience: Michela Vignoli is Scientist and Open Science expert at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. Since 2021 she is also Community Manager at the charitable non-profit organisation Open Knowledge Maps. 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. Since 2011, Michela assists the project management of various European as well as national research projects (e.g. TITANIUM, SCAPE, BITCRIME). In 2016 she was nominated member of the EU high-level advisory group Open Science Policy Platform. 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 until 2019.

  • 2013-: 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
  • 2021-: Community Manager
    Open Knowledge Maps / Austria
  • 2013-2019: YEAR Board Member (Young European Associated Researchers Network)
  • 2013-2018: Member of the OKFN-AT (Open Knowledge Foundation Local Group Austria)
  • 2016-2018: 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
  • Why We Need Open Science Communication Experts
    Author(s): M. Vignoli, J. Rörden
    Journal: Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare, 72(2) (2019)
  • Investigating the Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Implications of Data Trading
    Author(s): S. Virkar, G. Viale Pereira, M. Vignoli
    Journal: Electronic Government. EGOV 2019, Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 11685 (2019) ; 215-229
  • 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
  • Exploring the political, social and cultural challenges and possibilities associated with trading data: the case of Data Market Austria (DMA)
    Author(s): G. Viale Pereira, S. Virkar, M. Vignoli
    Conference 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, Delft
  • Opening up new channels for scholarly review, dissemination, and assessment
    Author(s): E. Görögh et al.
    Conference 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration
  • Keltische Kultur: Begriffe und Konzepte (2012)
    University of Vienna

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