Event Data advisory group

The purpose of the Event Data Advisory Group is to provide Crossref with policy and technical advice regarding developments, changes and improvements to the Crossref Event Data service. The group is comprised of both our members (publishers) as well as non-members (third party platforms and organizations) who are interested in consuming our Event Data records for their own use case.

Group Members

Chair: John Chodacki, California Digital Library
Facilitator: Madeleine Watson, Crossref

  • Euan Adie, Altmetric
  • Tim Stevenson, BioMed Central
  • Theo Bloom, BMJ
  • Martin Fenner, DataCite
  • Mike Taylor, Digital Science
  • Mark Patterson, eLife
  • Craig Jurney, Highwire
  • Sebastian Pöhlmann, Mendeley
  • Maciej Rymarz, Mendeley
  • Juan Pablo Alperin, Public Knowledge Project
  • Katie Hickling, PLOS
  • Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER
  • Damian Pattinson, Research Square
  • Martijn Roelandse, Springer Nature
  • Lambert Heller, TIB Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Mike Thelwell, University of Wolverhampton
  • Liz Ferguson, Wiley
  • Christina Lohr, Elsevier

How the group works (and the guidelines)

The Event Data Advisory Group is lead by a Chair and a Crossref Facilitator, who together help to develop meeting agendas, lead discussions, outline group actions and rally the community outside of the Advisory Group for support with the service where appropriate.

With the exception of Crossref staff, the group will be limited to one representative from each participating organization, unless particular agenda items or topics call for domain expertise from additional colleagues or departments from within a single organization. Members are, however, free to discuss the information shared during meetings with colleagues or any external party. Members can choose to leave the Advisory Group at any time but are asked to send their resignation in writing to the Chair and Facilitator.

Advisory Group members commit to attend all meetings by conference call, and may choose to send a named proxy if they are not available. The schedule of meetings is at the discretion of the Chair and Facilitator and may vary depending on whether there are relevant topics for discussion. Notes are circulated by the Facilitator after each call, and any members who were unable to attend a call are asked to ensure they read these and take note of any action items.

Members are asked not to invite colleagues or any external party to join Advisory Group meetings unless they have discussed this with the Chair and Facilitator prior to the call. This ensures a consistency in development approach and a level of fluency during meetings.


Please contact Madeleine Watson with any questions or to apply to join the advisory group.

Last Updated: 2017 October 24 by Anna Tolwinska

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