Simon Lambert works in the Scientific Computing Department at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Since 2006 he has concentrated on projects in digital preservation and data management, particularly applied to scientific data such as that held by STFC's facilities. He is the joint coordinator of APARSEN, a large Network of Excellence partly funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme that brings together 31 diverse organisations across Europe to develop a common vision and a Virtual Centre of Excellence in digital preservation. Simon takes part in the development and validation of the standards ISO 16363 on audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories and ISO 16919 on requirements for bodies providing such audit and certification.
He has also contributed to European studies of openness in scientific data (the ODE project) and open access publishing (SOAP).
He previously managed and contributed to national and European projects on scientific data management, environmental applications and knowledge management. He joined STFC, originally as a Research Associate, after a degree in mathematics, a postgraduate course in computer science and a few years in the software industry.
Digital preservation, data management, knowledge management