Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and she is an expert in metadata.
Based on her Twitter profile she is an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) since 1997. Dr Méndez has been an active member of several international research teams, advisory boards and communities including: DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, etc. In 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the Metadata Research Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). She has taken part in and led several research projects (currently FAIRsFAIR, FAIR4Health and YUFERING) and she acted as advisor to many more in fields related with standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her University. In November 2017 she was named “Open Data Champion” by SPARC Europe. She was the chair of the EU-OSPP (European Open Science Policy Platform) on behalf of YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network) for the second mandate of the platform and RDA (Research Data Alliance) ambassador for Interdisciplinary research. She is currently Deputy Vice President for Scientific Policy-Open Science at UC3M.