Liz Lyon

Job Title

Ex-staff (former Associate Director of DCC)


Formerly, Bath



Phone: +44 (0)122 538 6580


Dr Liz Lyon is the Director of UKOLN at the University of Bath UK, where she leads work to promote synergies between digital libraries and open science environments.

She is Associate Director of the UK Digital Curation Centre, in which UKOLN is a partner. She is also author of a number of direction-setting Reports including Open Science at Web-Scale: Optimising Participation and Predictive Potential (2009), Scaling Up (2008) and Dealing with Data (2007).

These reports have been informed by a series of pioneering research data management projects: eBank UK, eCrystals Federation and Infrastructure for Integration in Structural Sciences (I2S2), all of which have explored links between research data, scholarly communications and learning in the chemical crystallography domain.

The latest study, I2S2 is investigating data integration and interoperability issues between large remote facilities such as the Diamond synchrotron, and the local laboratory bench.

Liz serves on a number of strategic boards including representation for the UK Economic and Social Science Research Council and the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyber Infrastructure.

Although Dr Lyon has previously worked in various University libraries in the UK, her background was originally in Biological Sciences and she has a doctorate in cellular biochemistry.

DCC Areas

  • Management
  • Outreach