Louise Corti UK Data Archive, University of Essex, UK
Louise Corti is Associate Director at the UK Data Archive since 2000 and currently leads the UK Data Service’s Data Publishing Teams. She works closely with data producers from all sectors to ensure that high-quality data are created and acquired. Her research activities are focused on methods for sharing and reusing social research data, and she has directed research awards relating to data support, management, and sharing. She was instrumental in helping operationalise the ESRC's Research Data Policy from 1995 and extending this to fully accommodate qualitative data. Louise publishes and edits regularly in books and journals on aspects of data sharing and reuse of data and regularly acts as a consultant for new qualitative archives setting up round the world.