Paolo Budroni

Paolo Budroni

Dr. Paolo Budroni, member of staff of University Library of Technical University of Vienna, in charge of International Projects and Change Management. Member of the EOSC Secretariat, Sub Task Researchers Engagement, based at TU-Wien. Counselling Partner of University of Vienna, H2020 Project EOSC Pillar.

He holds a PhD in Philosophy, Art History, and Romance Philology and has worked in the field of knowledge management and research information systems for the last 26 years.

In 1988, he completed his education degree in Foreign Trade at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He also holds a postgraduate degree in European Integration for Public Administration, received at the Austrian Federal European Academy in 1996.

Dr Paolo Budroni was staff member of the University of Vienna from 1991 until September 2019. From 2005 until 2019 he was based at Vienna University Libray, heading in the long run the Phaidra Dpt. and the E-Infrastructures Liaison office.

While on sabbatical (2001-2005), Paolo Budroni worked as Strategic Alliances Manager at a German BI Company, further as professor for marketing courses at the graduate level at the Università degli Studi di Perugia (Scienze della Comunicazione), and as Marketing Manager and, later, as Strategic Business Development Manager for a German telecommunications firm.

Among his areas of expertise are research data management, the architecture of digital asset management systems, current research information systems and cost development in life cycle management of data. He is also advising research institutions in Europe in data management policy development and alignment.

Paolo Budroni is Austrian National Delegate in the E-Infrastructure Reflection Group (E-IRG)[1], member of board of the Austrian RDA National Node[2], chair of the General Assembly of E-Infrastructures Austria, member of board of Open Education Austria (advanced library services)[3], registered TAIEX Expert, coordinator of the Austrian Open Science Support Group (AOSSG). He represents the TU Wien at COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories).

On behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Paolo Budroni has participated in February 2018 to the Launch of the Ethiopian National data Centre (NADRE)[4] and has further  organized and led the “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures for Ethiopian Stakeholders at Gondar University” in August 2018.

He was involved in the organization of ICRI 2018 [5], Vienna, September 2018. Currently he is involved in the coordination and co-organisation with the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of events like the officlal “Launch of the EOSC”[6] (November 23rd – and the Presidency event “EOSC – Austria takes initiative” (2018, October 30th

His long-term involvement in digital asset management and the provision of aligned services in the scientific community have provided him with a thorough knowledge of technical systems and the requirements of the academic world. Paolo Budroni has led as Managing Director the development of the digital archiving system for RDM of the University of Vienna, which also serves as Institutional Repository of the University (Phaidra, 2007-2016). Today Phaidra is used in 5 European countries and is running at 17 institutions (among them the Austrian National Funding Agency FWF).

Thanks to his engagement, the University of Vienna has acquired the nation-wide project e-Infrastructures Austria[7] (26 partners, all Austrian Universities) and the Project Open Education Austria, further the University has participated in the projects like Europeana, Europeana Libraries, OpenAIRE/OpenAIREplus, TEMPUS in the Western Balkan Region. Currently, he has been appointed as the representative of the University of Vienna at COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories). In the H2020 Project LEARN,[8] he focuses on stakeholder engagement, policy development and alignment, impact and advocacy. He also offers his experience in the use of foreign languages in multi-national settings, his ability to plan and organise work programs and his good understanding of linkages between policies and cooperative practices.






[6] Architectures of Knowledge: The European Open Science Cloud