eLife has announced the appointment of Damian Pattinson as its new Executive Director. Originally a neuroscientist, Dr Pattinson joins eLife with 12 years’ experience in research communication, including positions at BMJ Publishing Group, Public Library of Science (PLOS) and, most recently, the preprint platform Research Square. He will formally begin his role with eLife on January 27, taking over from founding Executive Director Mark Patterson, who retired at the end of 2019.
eLife was started in 2011 by leading private funders of research to challenge the status quo in science publishing. In the eight years since its founding, eLife has published over 7,500 articles, including research papers and magazine content, established in-house product, innovation and technology teams to help deliver open-source solutions for sharing and using new results, and is working with the community to improve the culture of research.
Together with eLife Editor-in-Chief Michael (Mike) Eisen, Pattinson will be responsible for leading the organisation’s mission to transform research communication.
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