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Executive Team

William (Bill) Michener (PI)
Principal Investigator

William (Bill) Michener, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives for University Libraries, University of New Mexico is the DataONE Principal Investigator. As such he is responsible for the overall leadership of DataONE—overseeing technical, management, reporting, and budget activities of DataONE.

Bill brings years of experience to position. He has authored four books related to ecological informatics and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters. He is a Certified Senior Ecologist and serves as Editor of Ecological Archives and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Ecological Informatics. He has directed several large interdisciplinary research programs and cyberinfrastructure projects including the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Biocomplexity Program, the Development Program for the NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research Network, and numerous cyberinfrastructure research and development projects.

Dave Vieglais (co-PI)
Director for Development and Operations

Dave Vieglais oversees DataONE development and implementation of architecture, computer science research, and technological evolution through the activities of the Working Groups and the Cyberinfrastructure CIT, including the staff of full-time developers and post-docs.

Dave has extensive experience in developing technical infrastructure for integrating biodiversity information at the global level (i.e. DiGIR, Species Analyst). He also brings significant biodiversity modeling expertise and leadership experience in Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Natural Science Collections Alliance.

Amber Budden (co-PI)
Director for Community Engagement and Outreach

Amber Budden is Director of Learning and Outreach at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and serves as Director for Community Engagement and Outreach for DataONE where she works with the DataONE Community Group, post-docs, and working group members. Dr Budden is an open science facilitator, community manager and data literacy trainer supporting the community in open science learning and practices; promoting transparency and credit around data sharing; and enabling researchers to easily document, deposit and access research data. In addition to working as co-PI of DataONE, Dr Budden is also part of the Make Data Count team, co-PI of the Permafrost Discovery Gateway and co-PI of the Arctic Data Center where she leads outreach and training activities.

Amber holds a PhD in behavioral ecology, joint BSc in Psychology and Zoology and qualification in Youth and Community work. Amber’s previous research activity includes bibliometrics, publication practices and behavioral ecology.