What is SKS all about?
We promote and celebrate these values! We embed them in our daily work and we use them to build all our decisions.
What we do?
Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) works with researchers and their support organisations like publishers and libraries to improve the production and dissemination of knowledge and to make Open Science a sustainable reality that enables higher quality in research.
SKS started Focus on Open Science series in 2015, in collaboration with UCL Press and the European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER). We deliver workshops across Europe, recognising our diverse research environment. For more information, visit www.focusopenscience.org.
SKS offers insight into strategic scientific communication and research promotion in an age of open science and funders’ initiatives such as Plan S.
We consult organisations to develop citizen science support services and engage better with the broader society.
Promoting discovery trips, SKS partners with Tekiu to cultivate communities of technology transfer.
SKS offers consultancy for science administration, to public and private organisations about designing and implementing tailored strategies that embed open science approaches.
We promote a model that combines Focus, Agility, Excellence and Coopetition across your organisation.
We support Open Science tools like Open Knowledge Maps.
We call for building Responsible Open System in research!
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Adriana worked over 10 years in consultancy and big pharma companies being part of the top management team and developing the network of channel partners. She joined SKS since the beginning, working with international tenders and later on, supporting the development of Focus on Open Science series.
Barbara Gregov graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of
Zagreb, where she obtained a master’s degree in Comparative Literature. During her studies,
she edited the student Journal for Literary and Cultural Theory “k.”, for which she was
awarded the “Franjo Marković” award. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as an editor
at voxfeminae.net and participated in the organization of the Voxfeminae Festival as a film
and program curator. In 2015, she completed the one-year educational program at the Centre
for Women’s Studies in Zagreb, where she also worked as a lecturer from 2016 to 2018. In
2018, she joined the Organ Vida photography festival team as a curator and coordinator of
the festival’s discursive program. She was always interested in the ways knowledge could
benefit the development of society and joining the SKS work environment helped her to
pursue these topics even further.
Damla Bal currently is a second-year master's student in the field of Tourism Management at Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences with a focus in marketing and brand development. She has taken an active role in national and international scientific conferences. She was awarded by “Dean’s Commendation” in 2019 and she got “Certificate of Recognition” by the Rector of Budapest Business School-University of Applied Sciences. With practical experience, she aims to provide influential sales and marketing strategies to our clients. She has a passion for understanding and implementing the transition to Open Science. She enjoys working closely within the publishing world.
Yordanka Deyanova (Danny) is from Sofia, Bulgaria. She has extensive professional experience in library and information activities. Yordanka has given presentations in the fields of Library and Information Science and Music Therapy at several scientific forums.
Danny is constantly striving to develop her knowledge and skills in various fields.The values of the company - honesty, transparency, hard work and politeness - are also her personal values. That is why she accepts her participation in SKS not only as a job but also as a cause.
Having two master's degrees, in Library and Information Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski "and in Music Therapy from the National Music Academy" Professor Pancho Vladigerov ". She is interested in psychology, music, digital marketing, education, and culture. Danny likes to read, write, cook and walk in the mountains.
Goran’s passion is to understand different perspectives.
During the day, Goran Borojević is a persuasive Account Manager, a solution-oriented sales professional successful at directing new sales initiatives and leading growth to meet and exceed sales targets. At night, he is a tech-creative enthusiast immersed in multimedia production, from theatre directing to website building. By profession, he is a teacher. A common denominator of all these activities is the quest for knowledge.
"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." and we are here to help those who picked that choice, to make a better world!
Julia Bencze from Budapest, Hungary, joined SKS in November 2019. She studied Innovation Management and Business Development in Denmark. After a couple of years of living and working abroad in Europe, she moved back to Hungary, her home country. Julia did her masters in Denmark and Italy and gained professional experiences in both countries. She has international, corporate and small venture background as well. Julia has work experience in procurement, recruitment, sales and business development. Her motivation is to expand her knowledge about the scientific ecosystem worldwide and grow professionally in a diverse and fast-changing environment. She is looking forward to build international cooperations and meet research professionals from all over the world.
Katalin Angyan aka Kat had studied philosophy and classical philology at Szeged University, Hungary. Motivated by curiosity and foreseeable challenges she embarked on more than a ten-year-long journey that took her to a professional learning curve in the UK (London, Cambridge) and Canada (Montréal) before returning to Hungary (Budapest). Throughout the years abroad and since joining SKS in 2017, Kat has never stopped being the relentless explorer, whose main goal remained unchanged: to gain insight, understanding and expertise in diverse areas of the human enterprise.
Even before she learned that the left-brain vs right-brain myth is discredited by science, Sanja Peršić knew that her strengths lie on both sides. Equally as creative as analytical, she combined those qualities to become a copy editor and translator. Her interest in communication then catalysed a desire to get more in touch with people, and that led her towards the field of event coordinating and teaching. For the last ten years, ever since she graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, she has been engaged equally in these professions, seeking out opportunities to learn and to thrive. Making a positive impact was always of great importance to her, so working in a research-related industry is both a pleasure and a field of exploration where she can make the most of her skills.
Tiberius Ignat is the director of Scientific Knowledge Services, a company which specialises in helping the European research organisations to embrace new technologies and ways of working. He runs in partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe a successful series of workshops – Focus On Open Science, now in its fifth year. After being a long-time individual member of LIBER, he became a LIBER Associate through his company. Tiberius is a member of European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and a member of the Scientific Committee for OAI11, the CERN – UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He serves as vice-chair of LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group and as a member of LIBER’s Responsible and Innovative Metrics Working Group.
Tiberius Ignat has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science and the management of this cultural change.
He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.
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