Devika Madalli is a Professor of the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, India and Adjunct faculty, DISI, University of Trento, Italy. She is a founding member of and served as the co-chair of the Agriculture Data Interest Group [IGAD], Research Data Alliance. Her interest lies in the area of Open Data Repositories and Data Management, Knowledge Organization, Information Systems and Infrastructures, Digital Libraries, Ontologies, Content Management System, multilingual information services and e-learning. She served as a member of a high level evaluation committee of UNFAO’s statistical database and information services, FAOSTAT. She is a member of the Karnataka Evaluation Authority. She contributed to UNESCO’s Global Open Access Portal (GOAP). She is also the Chair of the OpenAccessIndia forum. She is on the advisory board of Universal Decimal Classification. She served as a member of the G8+06 Data infrastructures working group hosted by European Commission. Currently Dr.Madalli is a technical advisory board member of the Research Data Alliance.