We want to recognise these people that have contributed to The Commons Conservancy.
Patrick J.C. Aerts is a founding board member of [The Commons Conservancy]. Dr. Aerts did his PhD in Quantum Chemistry (cum laude) in 1986, was involved in Dutch supercomputing policy since 1985 and was the director of the Netherlands Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF) from 1990-2012. Since 2012, still employed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), he had various roles at the Netherlands eScience Center, and presently responsible for Strategic Alliances. In that role he founded the Alliance for Software Sustainability, the Special Interest Group for Visualization, the Platform of eScience/Data research centers in the Netherlands and the Platform of National eScience Centers in Europe, which he chairs.
Since 2016 he also works at DANS, the Data Archiving and Networked Services, where he is responsible for general policy regarding Data Stewardship but with special emphasis on Software Sustainability and scientists’ involvement.