Jiban K. Pal (b.1972): earned his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta (India). He has been serving the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Library for more than twenty years. He is impassioned to build the capacities of R&D organizations for digital scholarship and curation (sharing/reuse) of research data with the ultimate goal of elevating how the services to academic researchers are managed and valued. He has been identified as a visiting faculty (Academic Counselor-cum-Evaluator) at the IGNOU Regional Centre, Kolkata. He also acts as a Nodal Officer of the Indian Research Information Network System (an NME-ICT Project of the UGC-INFLIBNET), Govt. of India.
Dr. Pal is a founder member of the Re3data Editorial Board. He also served as honorary Associate Editor of the IASLIC Newsletter. He was committed to the Databib World Repository project of the Purdue and PennState universities (USA) from 2012 to 2015. He has served as a member of the Publications Committee, the Workshop Organizing Committees, and Technical Support teams. He used to perform as a reviewer of some of the leading information science journals, including Scientometrics (Springer). Jiban has been, among others, a recipient of the InfoShare Award of the ASIS&T (USA) for 2015 and he is recognized as a Jury of the International Paper Contest (IPC) of the SIG-III (ASIS&T) for 2022.
His areas of research interest include digital scholarship, health informetrics, library consortia, metadata engineering, research data management, and scientometrics. He is a life-member of the ASIS&T (USA), ISSI (Belgium), SIS (New Delhi), IASLIC (Kolkata). For details, visit at: https://www.isical.ac.in/~jiban/