Clara Riera

Clara Riera
Library for Research [Director]
Working areas: 
Research support: bibliometry, bibliographic searches, etc

How can Clara help you?

She coordinates the research support services team. Her responsibility is to ensure successful performance of all the assignments received by the team with respect to the different stages of research processes and the management of academic journals.

She is also in constant contact with other departments of the University, in order to implement new services and initiatives, develop new proposals or follow up cross-disciplinary projects, always in line with the UOC's Strategic Plan: specific plans implemented by UOC R&I, the research centres and the faculties.

Clara believes that her profession requires her to be up to date in new research developments and trends if she is to improve the service offered by the Library to researchers and she is a strong advocate of Open Science in its role as a contributor to the transparency of science and connecting it with society.


Education and professional career

She holds an official llicenciatura degree in History of Art from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), she has completed doctoral studies in History of Art at the Universidad de Granada, and she also holds an official llicenciatura degree in Information Science from the University of Barcelona (UB). The research performed for her thesis has helped her understand her current interest group, the research and teaching staff.

In 2002, she started working with a team of documentalists in a photographic archive; this project further increased her interest in the documentation sector. She broadened her training with specialization courses related with libraries and research support.

Later on, she joined the IMIM's (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) Research Results Transfer Office (OTRI), which introduced her to the world of bibliometrics and the assessment of scientific publications.

In 2008, she joined the UOC Library and, a little later, the Library's research team, where she is involved in generating bibliometric reports and developing the list of research support services.

When she became manager of the Research Services Group, she joined the leadership programme offered by the LIBER, the Emerging Leaders Programme.


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Personal interests

I enjoy travelling, photography and cooking (gluten free).