Amanda FrenchMy wide-ranging career has one overarching theme: helping academia adjust to the digital age. I’m driven by the conviction that websites and applications don’t have to be inhuman for the people who use them or the people who build them. I believe in open scholarship, open data, data standards, and sustainable digital archives.

I’ve recently begun a new position at Crossref as the Technical Community Manager for ROR, the Research Organization Registry. In 2021, I helped UCSF archivists write and win a $250,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation for The COVID Tracking Project Archive and helped write and edit content for the website of the NEH-funded project The American Solider in WWII. Before that, I was one of the key leaders of The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, helping run a tremendously influential citizen science crisis response organization that compiled and published COVID-19 data from 56 US states and territories. Read more about my past work.