Ana Van Gulick
Librarian & Program Director, Open Science
As the research liaison to the psychology department and the BrainHub initiative at the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries I collaborate with faculty and students to support the entire research and teaching process at the university. I also work with researchers at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition together with colleagues in Biology at CMU and at Pitt. I am embedded in the departments where I bring together my experience as a psychologist and as a data curation specialist in the library. I am particularly involved in working with faculty and students on research data management from grant writing to establishing lab protocols to sharing data publicly. I am an advocate for open science and reproducibility initiatives and work to support researchers' needs at the university level. I am particularly interested in promoting the ever-growing number of open source tools being developed for psychology and neuroscience. I completed an ScB in cognitive science at Brown University in 2009 and in 2014 I received a PhD in cognitive psychology from Vanderbilt University where I studied visual object perception and categorization. From 2014-2016 I was a CLIR/DLF postdoctoral fellow for data curation at the CMU libraries where I worked on campus-wide data management and open access initiatives. I hold a faculty position in the University Libraries as well as a courtesy appointment in Psychology and an affiliation with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. My own research program continues to span human cognition and perception as well as studying open science practices and their impact in psychology and neuroscience.