It is with enormous sadness and terrible shock that we announce the untimely passing of Sarah Jones.
Sarah joined GÉANT in July 2020 from the Digital Curation Centre in Glasgow, where she was the DCC’s Associate Director and a highly valued colleague and friend. Sarah quickly found a home at GÉANT and became an integral part of our team, both as an admired expert in her field and as a close friend to many.
Sarah was well known in the GÉANT community and beyond, with a long involvement in the fields of data management, data policy, FAIR data, Open Science, and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). She worked on various EC-funded projects, co-chaired many working groups including the EC’s FAIR data expert group, held the role of EOSC Executive Board member and chair of the EOSC Fair Working Group, and most recently sat on the EOSC Association Board of Directors. Earlier this year, Sarah was also elected to the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Council.
We at GÉANT will miss Sarah terribly, and we express our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and many colleagues.
The Condolence Book is open here: https://connect.geant.org/in-memory-sarah-jones