About ModelShare

The ModelShare Programme stems from the work of the Open Modeling Foundation and the Certification Working Group. The Open Modeling Foundation is an alliance of modeling organizations that coordinates and administers a common, community developed body of standards and best practices among diverse communities of modeling scientists. The Certification Working Group (CWG) develops and administers programs to certify model code that meets OMF standards for modeling best practices, and officially recognize model developers who apply these standards.

You can stay informed by joining our Google Group here. Members of the Google Group will receive email updates about the ModelShare Programme.

This work was enabled in part by generous support from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Meet the ModelShare team

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Christopher Erdmann is a community advocate, developer, and experimenter in the areas of Open Science and FAIR. Prior to joining the SciLifeLab Data Centre as the Head of Open Science, he was the Associate Director for Open Science at the Michael J. Fox Foundation where he drove open science strategies and workflows to support the Foundation’s policies. He has previously worked for organisations such as the American Geophysical Union, Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC, California Digital Library (The Carpentries), North Carolina State University, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, European Southern Observatory, Supreme Court of the US, United Nations, University of Washington, Smithsonian, and CNET. Christopher holds an MLIS from the University of Washington iSchool and a BA from the University of California, Davis.

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Sandra Gesing is the Executive Director of the US Research Software Engineer Association and a Senior Researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Her research focuses on science gateways, computational workflows as well as distributed and parallel computing. She is especially interested in sustainability of research software, usability of computational methods and reproducibility of research results and she supports open science initiatives. Before her positions at US-RSE and SDSC, she was a senior research scientist, the Scientific Outreach and DEI Lead at the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), University of Illinois System, Chicago. Prior to DPI, she was an associate research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a computational scientist in the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US. Before she moved to the US, she was a research associate at the University of Edinburgh, UK, at the University of Tübingen, Germany, Additionally, she has perennial experience as a project manager and system developer in industry in the US and Germany. As head of a system programmer group, she has led long-term software projects. She received her Master’s degree in computer science from extramural studies at the FernUniversität Hagen and her PhD in computer science from the University of Tübingen, Germany.

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Ismael Kherroubi Garcia is the ModelShare Program Coordinator. He is also the Founder & CEO of Kairoi, the AI Ethics & Research Governance consultancy. He holds a bachelor’s in Business Management and Administration, and a master’s in Philosophy of the Social Sciences. His philosophical studies have focused on the conditions that enable multidisciplinarity in scientific projects. Prior to establishing Kairoi and joining the Open Modeling Foundation, he established the Turing Research Ethics committee and processes at the Alan Turing Institute. He has also worked in finance, sales and human resources, and currently leads the AI Interest Group at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), enabling civil society’s engagement in discussions about cutting-edge technologies.