A human geographer by training, Elly Dijk is senior policy advisor at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in the Netherlands. DANS is the Netherlands institute for permanent access to digital research resources. She is coordinator of the national scholarly (open access) portal NARCIS (narcis.nl). She is currently project leader of OpenAIRE 2020 at DANS, and she is, together with the Technical University Delft, the National Open Access Desk (NOAD) for this project. She is also project coordinator of the EOSCpilot (European Open Science Cloud pilot) at DANS. Elly is member of the editorial team of the website Openaccess.nl and the National Platform Open Science in the Netherlands. She is member of the international Board (Secretary) of euroCRIS, an association of experts on research information.