Victoria Tsoukala is the Head of the ePublishing and Social Sciences and Humanities Unit at the National Documentation Centre (EKT), in Athens, where she has worked since 2009. She earned her PhD and MA in Classical Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, PA, USA and her BA in History and Archaeology at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Αt ΕΚΤ she oversees the organization’s strategy and initiatives for open science in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, placing an emphasis on open access to scientific and cultural information, investigating new paths for scholarly communication and e-infrastructure services.
Current flagship initiatives she coordinates include the Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (www.grissh.gr), the http://openarchives.gr portal, harvesting high-quality research and cultural material from Greek institutions, ePublishing@EKT (http://epublishing.ekt.gr) a nation-wide not-for-profit publishing e-infrastructure service for the Greek scientific community.
She coordinates the open access policy support project PASTEUR4OA (www.pasteur4oa.eu), as well as the organization’s participation in various EU projects that relate to open access, such as www.openaire.eu. She serves as member of European Commission’s expert groups for scientific information, and as a reviewer for projects and publications in scholarly communications and e-infrastructures. She publishes in scholarly communications, open access and research policy and archaeology.