Paula Merikko (MA, MSocSc) specialises in developing data flows and strengthening interoperability in Finnish higher education. Making data easily and commensurately available enables the development of new creative services for learners, teachers, researchers, and decision-makers. Merikko is currently director of Interoperability Services for Education and Research at CSC – IT Center for Science. She has more than ten years of experience in higher education administration, e.g. student admissions, student services, and international relations. She is experienced in coordinating and facilitating cooperation and working with data integration, harvesting and warehousing.