Mark Hahnel

Stem Cell Biologist, Open Scientist (Biological sciences)


Mark Hahnel is the VP Open Research at Digital Science. He is the founder of Figshare, which he created whilst completing his PhD in stem cell biology at Imperial College London. Figshare currently provides research data infrastructure for institutions, publishers and funders globally. He is passionate about open science and the potential it has to revolutionize the research community. Mark sits on the board of DataCite and the advisory board for Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and re3data. He was on the judging panel for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Wellcome Trust Open Science prize and acted as an advisor for the Springer Nature master classes.


Submitting data during Open Access Week 2016Open in action


  • Referencing: The reuse factor. DOI:
  • Wikis in scholarly publishing D Mietchen, G Hagedorn, KU Förstner, MF Kubke, C Koltzenburg, M Hahnel, L Penev Information Services and Use 31 (1), 53-59
  • Troubleshooting: Quantification of mobilization of progenitor cell subsets from bone marrow in vivo DOI:
  • Cellular characterization of compression-induced damage in live biological samples DOI:
  • The ascent of open access DOI:
  • Collaborative approaches to integrate repositories within the research information ecosystem: Creating bridges for common goals DOI:

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