Melanie Imming

I’m a consultant with a firm basis in project management.
I know a thing or two about Open Science and Digital Cultural Heritage.
I am experienced in concept development and engaging stakeholders.
I would love to work with you.

With years of experience helping leading cultural and academic organisations develop their strategy around topics including Digital Preservation, Digital Cultural Heritage, Open Science and FAIR data, I’m known as a creative organiser who can translate more technical themes to the greater public. Someone with a hands on mentality, an international network, experienced in managing risks, sustainability planning, community engagement and the capability to quickly get to the core of the matter.

I’m involved in different expert groups and networks. These include the OPERAS scientific committee, Knowledge Exchange, Europeana, RDA, the Netherlands Council for Culture and the Netherlands National Programme Open Science.

See my portfolio for my current and previous works. If you are looking for a consultant to help you create maximum impact, please contact me below.


«I have come to know Melanie as an extremely capable person who embodies the values of Open Science, who has an inner drive to communicate and who has been successful in organizing various communities. She has delivered a report for SURF “FAIR data advanced use cases: from principles to practice” which made an excellent case for different perspectives on FAIR data and was very well received. Next to her excellent work for SURF, Melanie has great experience in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders across Europe.»

Dr. Maurice Bouwhuis
Innovation Manager, SURF

«We asked Melanie to organise the Open Up Final Conference in Brussels. She proved to do this in a highly professional and pro-active way. Her extensive international network really helped to come up with a great line up of speakers and interactive sessions. Melanie is reliable, communicative and very resourceful; she also is an excellent team player. I’m looking forward to working with Melanie again in the future!»

Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer
Library University of Amsterdam

«While working for LIBER Melanie exceeded her job requirements. Feedback from project partners is that Melanie tries to listen to all groups and comes up with the best solution for everyone. An example like the LIBER Open Science Café at the EU Presidency Conference, that came about as a result of Melanie’s initiative, raised LIBER’s profile and showed Melanie’s innovativeness and ability to mobilise the team.»

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen
President LIBER Europe

«Working with Melanie has been a great pleasure. She is accurate, well organized and very clear and open in her communications. She made herself known with the topic of the task in no time. If you are looking for a no nonsense consultant, who goes for clear results and who has – also very important –a good sense of humor: contact Melanie. LCRDM fully recommends her as a practical consultant for any aspect dealing with RDM and more broadly Open Science.»

Ingeborg Verheul
Coordinator LCRDM

«It is a pleasure to work with Melanie. She is a dynamic, practical and creative colleague with great communication skills. The five months Melanie was part of the Knowledge Exchange, as temporary SURF representative, her energy and drive helped us to improve our promotional approach and use of visualisations. Her expertise and drive proved vital to organise effective discussions at a major KE workshop.»

Bas Cordewener
Coordinator Knowledge Exchange

«I have come to know Melanie as a true problem solver; she finished up one of the KB’s major EU projects in a highly professional way. She is good at organising and bringing people together even in challenging environments. She combines excellent project management skills with a real creative, positive outlook.»

Hildelies Balk-Pennington de Jongh
Director Marketing and Services, National Library of the Netherlands