Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M.

Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič is the founder and head of the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute, ODIPI. She has also been the head of the Institute for Intellectual Property since its establishment in 2004.

Maja is an Associate Research Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Maja co-chairs the Data Governance Working Group of The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. She is a board member of Communia, an organisation committed to expanding the public domain and access to and re-use of culture and knowledge, and has been the representative and legal lead of Creative Commons Slovenia since 2004.

Maja is a copyright expert; her recent work focuses on open science, open data, data governance and artificial intelligence, as well as open science issues and the legal framework of copyright and data for research and science. Maja is the National Coordinator for Slovenia and the Regional Coordinator for the 6 Western Balkan countries of the Knowledge Rights 21 project. Maja has been appointed by the Minister as the ERA (European Research Area) Action 2 promoter for Slovenia; ERA 2 actions focus on the impact of copyright and data regulation on research and innovation.

Maja graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1996), obtained her LL.M. from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1999, Economics), Harvard Law School (2000, Law) and Facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Torino (2005, Intellectual Property), and her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (2006, Copyright).