Laura Rovelli is a political scientist and PhD in Social Science from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and an adjunct researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and faculty at La Plata National University (UNLP) in Argentina. She coordinates the Latin American Forum for Research Assessment (FOLEC) from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and is a member of the Advisory Board of DORA. Recently co-authored, with Dominique Babini, the book “Recent trends in open science and open access in scientific policies in Ibero- America” and has been an observer on behalf of CLACSO at the UNESCO intergovernmental meeting to elaborate a draft Recommendation on Open Science. At present, is conducting at FOLEC a research project funded by the IDRC and called: "Research quality and allocation of research funds in the Global South: Research assessment in change: inclusivity in science systems and mission-oriented projects in research funding initiatives from the Global South. Reshaping quality evaluation through grounded and progressive methodologies".