Varsha has a PhD in molecular biology and nearly two decades of experience as a research data curator, having worked as a curator for the Human Genome Project and the Gene Ontology project. Varsha’s publishing career began with a short stint at F1000Research, followed by over 5 years as an editor for the Nature Research journal Scientific Data.
Varsha is responsible for curating and maintaining the Springer Nature recommended repository list, and leading the team of data experts delivering Springer Nature’s Research Data Support service. Varsha also contributes to the design, development and delivery of the Nature Research Academy data training workshops. She is an Executive Advisor of FAIRsharing, a member of CODATA’s Data Policy committee, and programme chair for the Better Research Through Better Data conference series.