Advisory Board and Editors Ethical Issues

Christine L Borgman

Christine L. Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, is the author Big Data, Little Data, No Data ( 2015), Scholarship in the Digital Age (2007) and From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (2000), and about 200 other publications in information studies, computer science, and communication. She is a Fellow of the ACM and of AAAS; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

John M. Carroll

John M. Carroll researches methods and theory in HCI, particularly as applied to internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and design of interactive systems. He received the Rigo Award and CHI Lifetime Achievement Award from ACM, and the Goldsmith Award from IEEE. He is a fellow of AAAS, ACM, IEEE, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Association for Psychological Science, and received an honorary doctorate in engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Diann S Eley

Associate Professor Diann Eley is the Director of MD Research in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She also chairs the School of Medicine's low risk ethics committee and is post graduate coordinator for the MD-PhD program. Her research career began as a bench scientist in reproductive physiology in the USA, Kenya and the UK but her move to Australia in late 2003 shifted her research focus to medical education, rural health and workforce. Her particular research interest is around personality and its influence on medical student and physician well being.

Leon G Higley

I received a B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1980, an M.S. (entomology) in 1984, and a Ph.D. (entomology/crop production and physiology) from Iowa State University in 1988. My research focuses on insect ecology (esp ecophys) across basic and applied areas. Active work includes forensic science (decompositional ecology and blow fly physiological ecology), conservation biology, plant-insect interactions (esp. photosynthesis and insect injury) and pest management theory.

Kirsten O. Kyvik

Head of Institute of Regional Health Research and Professor, OPEN, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.

Christopher J Lortie

I am an integrative scientist with expertise in community theory, sociology, and quantitative methods. Collaboration and building networks allows me to do the broadest possible research both conceptually and internationally. As such, my empirical research involves biogeographical comparisons of all community dynamics with particular emphasis on academia. I am creative and love to apply my skills to new challenges.

Ana Marusic

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia.Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network, an international initiative for promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Global Health.

Wendy M Rauw

Research scientist at Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (Madrid, Spain). Past Assistant Profesor at the University of Nevada Reno, Dept of Animal Biotechnology (Reno, NV, USA), post-doctoral at Instituto de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (Lleida, Spain), PhD at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Aas, Norway), MSc at Wageningen Institute of Animal Science (Wageningen, The Netherlands).

Steven John Thompson

Former Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth College. My research is on Internet phenomena, access, addiction, agency, control, dependency, divide, policy, and governance; engineering ethics in STS merging the Internet with physical bodies. My last edited reference book was Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies published by IGI Global in 2014. My newest edited book is Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society to be published in 2017. My areas of expertise include STEM and STEAM curricula.

Rogerio Valle

Professor at Production Engineering Department, COPPE/UFRJ, where he leads SAGE, a lab dedicated to Sustainable Production Systems through interdisciplinary research in Production Engineering, Marine Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry ( His main area of interest is the use of Multicriteria Decision Making to conduct Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment. Docteur de l’Université Paris V (Sciences Humaines Sorbonne) mention «Très Honorable». DEA Université Paris-Dauphine (Méthodes Scientifiques de Gestion) (1986). M. Sc. (COPPE/UFRJ) Industrial Engineering (1984). Mechanical and Automobile Engineer (IME, 1979).

Julita Vassileva

Professor in Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Post-Doc in Technical Informatics at Federal Armed Forces University, Munich, Germany. PhD in Mathematics and Informatics (AI and Education), University of Sofia, Bulgaria
MSc, BSc in Mathematics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Interested in human issues of applications of distributed compting technologiees: user modeling, personalization, trust, persuasion and engagement. Application areas: education, recommender systems.

Elizabeth Wager

Elizabeth (Liz) Wager is a freelance consultant and trainer with a background in publishing and medical writing who has worked on 6 continents. She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (2009-2012) and is a member of the Ethics Committees of the BMJ and the World Association of Medical Editors. She is a co-author of various COPE guidelines, Good Publication Practice for Pharmaceutical Companies, and wrote ‘Getting Research Published: An A to Z of Publication Strategy’ (2nd edition 2010).