Center for Open Science Welcomes Yvette Seger to its Board of Directors

Jul. 18, 2023

Charlottesville, VA –The Center for Open Science (COS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Yvette Seger, PhD to its Board of Directors. Seger brings impressive experience and strategic leadership across a range of areas that aligns well with COS’s mission, vision, and activities, including policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation.

Seger holds multiple roles as Director of Science Policy, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs, and Director of Strategic Scientific Program Advancement at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

A geneticist by training, Seger tracks critical science policy and regulatory actions affecting biological and biomedical research and ensures FASEB policy recommendations evolve in tandem with rapidly advancing science and technology. She applies her policy acumen to the development and implementation of two multi-million-dollar strategic investments: FASEB DataWorks! and the FASEB Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Program. Launched in September 2021, FASEB DataWorks! seeks to bring the biological and biomedical research communities together to advance human health through data sharing and reuse. Through FASEB’s DEAI program, she is leading the first of its kind to provide diversity and inclusivity programs for working scientists throughout the life sciences. 

Seger has spearheaded community discussions and recommendations to enhance research rigor and reproducibility in the biological and biomedical sciences and has been a long-time proponent of open scholarship. Her contributions to the open scholarship community include co-chairing the Alliance for Open Scholarship, a cohort of societies and associations collaborating to promote a culture of open research, and serving as an ex officio member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science.

All of Seger’s experience and current efforts are especially relevant for COS, as the organization seeks to enhance its support of the biological and biomedical sciences communities and continue its policy advocacy and implementation efforts, particularly in light of catalyzing policy change initiatives such as the recent OSTP Memo, etc.

“As a close follower of the Center for Open Science’s work, I am honored to join its Board of Directors and help further its mission to promote open science practices in the research community, particularly across the biological and biomedical research community represented by FASEB,” says Seger.

“COS has already done considerable work to ensure that its infrastructure, training, policy, and research efforts are aligned and prepared to support specific open science policy requirements. Yet, the opportunity to support further policy implementation required to fully realize the promise of global policy initiatives is significant,” said Alison Mudditt, COS’s Board Chair. “Yvette brings a wealth and diversity of expertise to these critical priorities, and we are all looking forward to her contributions to enhance openness, integrity, and reproducibility in science.”


About Center for Open Science:
Founded in 2013, COS is a nonprofit culture change organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools, including the Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn more at

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