Previous IPO Staff Members
Executive Director (Mar 2012 – Jun 2018)
Since March 2012, Mustapha Mokrane is the first Executive Director of the ICSU World Data System International Programme Office. In this role, he is responsible for promoting WDS Open Data Sharing Principles and in charge of coordinating several activities and working groups in support of research data stewardship and data management. He is the Chair of the CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification Board and Lead of the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructure and Data Management project and on behalf of ICSU-WDS.
Previously, he worked at the International Council for Science (ICSU) between 2009 and 2012 as Science and Information Technology Officer in charge of the coordination of ICSU's Scientific Data and Information activities and the liaison with its partners. He was also responsible for the information technology related activities within ICSU before 2003 and 2009. After moving from Algeria, his home country, he trained as molecular biologist in Marseille, France. Using transgenesis and microarrays technologies, he developed a drosophila model to elucidate the role of a gene involved in human cardiomyopathies. His scientific background covers genetics and bioinformatics and he developed a strong interest for scientific data and information. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Aix-Marseille University.