Dr. Amaro holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). Acts in the following subjects: Scientific Communication, Copyright, Open Access to Scientific Information and Open Science. Coordinator of the Brazilian Open Science Program at the Brazilian Institute of Science and Technology Information (IBICT). Winner of the International Electronic Publishing Trust for Development Award (EPT 2015). Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). President of the Federated Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications (LA Referencia).