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Anita de Waard

  • VP Research Collaborations
  • Elsevier Inc
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Anita de Waard is VP of Research Collaborations at Elsevier. Her work focuses on working with academic and industry partners on projects pertaining to progressing modes and frameworks for scholarly communication. Since 1997, she has worked on bridging the gap between science publishing and computational and information technologies, collaborating with groups in Europe and the US. From 2006 onwards, de Waard has been working on a thesis at the University of Utrecht on a discourse analysis of scientific narrative, with an emphasis on finding key epistemic components in biological text. Other past efforts include working on a semantic model for research papers, co-founding the interdisciplinary member organization ‘FORCE11: The Future of Research Communications and E-Science’ (, and supporting the development of standards and models for research data management in cross-stakeholder alliances such as the Research Data Alliance, the National Data Service and AGU ‘Making Data FAIR’ Program.

Research interests

Professional experience

VP Research Collaborations

Elsevier Inc

April 1988 - Present

Disruptive Technologies Director


July 1997 - May 2013(16 years)


PhD in Linguistics

Universiteit Utrecht

August 2006 - Present

Low-Temperature Physics Research

PL Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems

August 1987 - April 1988(8 months)

M Sc Experimental Physics

Universiteit Leiden - Leiden University

September 1982 - June 1987(5 years)


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