Heather Piwowar

FORCE11 Member since January 21, 2012
  • Organization/Institution: Our Research
  • ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1613-5981

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Dr Heather Piwowar is a cofounder of Our Research, the nonprofit company behind the Unpaywall database for Open Access discovery (API receives more than 1 million calls/day; powers OA links in Scopus, Web of Science, and almost all discovery platforms) and the Unsub data dashboard for reevaluating Big Deal subscription packages (saves libraries millions of dollars). A longtime advocate for Open Science, Dr Piwowar is also a leading researcher in research data availability and reuse, including a key paper measuring the citation benefit of publicly available research data. Heather got her bachelors and masters at MIT, worked as a computer programmer for 10 years, went back to school for her Ph.D, and has been an advocate for open science ever since.