Kristen Ratan

FORCE11 Member since January 30, 2012


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Krsten Ratan recently launched the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation with co-founder Adam Hyde. The mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. Coko is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed.

has a 20-year history in the information industry, most recently as the Publisher at teh Public Library of Science (PLOS).  Before joining PLOS, Kristen spent five years at HighWire, leading the Product, Marketing and BD teams.  Prior to that, she held positions at Atypon, a flash-in-the-pan bioinformatics company called DoubleTwist and BIOSIS.  Kristen has held Board positions with CrossRef and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and currently serves on the Publications Committee for NISO and Advisory Board for DataOne.  She lives in San Francisco with her family and is considering taking up sea kayaking.