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Ron Dekker is associate consultant at Technopolis Group Belgium where he coordinates the Open Science activities, and he is the EOSC Future Project Leader.

He has been the director of CESSDA ERIC, the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives. CESSDA is a European Infrastructure (ERIC) with 23 members (countries) and coordinated the SSH Science Cluster project SSHOC. Ron studied econometrics and worked for ten years in labour market research at Dutch universities in Maastricht and Tilburg. He was at the national research council NWO for almost twenty years and served as project leader on Open Science for the Dutch EU Presidency in 2016 and as national expert at the European Commission in Brussels in 2017. He was a member of the EOSC Executive Board 2019-2020.