Victoria Stodden is an associate professor with the School of Information Sciences at The iSchool at Illinois. Her work addresses a wide range of topics, including standards of openness for data and code sharing, legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research, robustness in replicated findings, cyberinfrastructure to enable reproducibility, and scientific publishing practices. Stodden co-chairs the NSF Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure and is a member of the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee. She also serves on the National Academies Committee on Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process.
Previously an assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University, Stodden taught courses in data science, reproducible research, and statistical theory and was affiliated with the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. She co-edited two books released in 2014—Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement published by Cambridge University Press and Implementing Reproducible Research published by Taylor & Francis. Stodden earned both her PhD in statistics and her law degree from Stanford University. She also holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Ottawa.
Ivan Oransky, MD, is Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, and co-founder of Retraction Watch. He previously was global editorial director of MedPage Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. He is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association and has written for numerous publications, including Nature, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Oransky is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and serves as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.