Because good research needs good data

Hello from Clara Linés, DCC's new Research Data Specialist

Clara Linés | 21 April 2023

Hello everyone! I'm Clara and I joined the DCC at the end of January as a Research Data Specialist.

Before joining DCC, I was part of a team managing water resources and drought in Scotland. And before moving to Edinburgh in 2018, I was in Delft, in the Netherlands, where I had the chance to participate in a research project designed to integrate different types of data into a consistent water resources dataset. Within the project, I was involved in assessing how that data could benefit end-users, and alongside the project, I was carrying out PhD research on how data could help support drought management decisions.

I studied Environmental Science in Madrid and, in addition to working in research, I've also had the opportunity to be part of Earth Observation data services, looking at the needs of data users and how they can benefit from data, and working on data quality assessment methods.

I've enjoyed very much the chance to experience this many sides of working with data and I'm excited to now be part of the DCC team, where I'm sure I'll find many new dimensions to discover and share.