Bernard Rentier is a Belgian virologist. He has worked at the NIMR, Mill Hill, London, UK. (1975) and as a post-doc at the NIH, Bethesda MD, USA (1976-81). He became professor at ULiège where he chaired the Microbiology Department before being elected Vice-Rector (1997-2005) then Rector (2005-2014). He developed in 2007 a strong and efficient Green OA mandate policy (see here) now known widely as “the Liege Model of OA”.
After his retirement, he remained an outspoken advocate of OA, often expressing his views on scholarly communication and research assessment. He co-chaired the Working Group on Rewards under Open Science (European Commission, DGRI) and chairs the EUA’s expert subgroup on research assessment. He is Vice-President of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Council since 2014 and he was elected at the Belgian Royal Academy in 2016. His 2019 open e-book on Open Science has been included in the European RRI Toolkit.
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