We’re thrilled to announce that Iratxe Puebla has joined ASAPbio as our new Associate Director! In this role, Iratxe will develop our newly-announced ASAPbio Fellows program, spearhead community engagement, and create resources and tools that foster awareness of preprints.
Following a background in biochemistry research, Iratxe moved into open access editorial roles, first at BMC and then PLOS. Most recently, she was currently Deputy Editor-in-Chief at PLOS ONE and also serves as a Facilitation Officer at COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Through these positions, she has been actively advancing open research, for example through her authorship of the COPE discussion document on preprints.
Iratxe’s experience in publishing, consensus-building, and project management will help ASAPbio engage with a broad range of stakeholders to accelerate communication. Welcome to the team!