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Bertil F. Dorch’s background as a research scientist includes
positions at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, at the University of Copenhagen, and at the University of Southern Denmark. He received his PhD degree in astrophysics from The Niels Bohr Institute in 1998.
Since 2013 Dorch is Director of the Research and University Library at SDU. In this capacity, Dorch e.g. serves e.g. as Chair of the university’s Data Management Forum.

Additionally, Dorch is teaching responsible conduct of research (RCR) and is affiliated to the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at SDU as an Associate Professor. Dorch’s professional interests include topics within stellar astrophysics and magnetism, scholarly communication, responsible conduct of research, strategical management, scholarly publishing, especially within the natural sciences. Dorch regularly participates in public outreach, as well as being active in public and research political debate.
Dorch was previously three times elected President of the Danish Research Library Association during the period from 2014 to March 2020 and has served as a board member of various national and international organizations.

Session 4Redefining research assessment
16 September 2021