Nicole Grégoire is Community Manager Research at SURFnet. As a community manager, she forms the link between SURFnet and the researchers in the field. On the one hand she informs users about the network services that SURFnet offers, on the other hand she scouts for demands of innovative users that may be used as input for the design of new services. Before joining SURFnet in 2010, Nicole worked five years as a researcher in the field of Computational Linguistics. She received her PhD in 2009, after which she worked as a computational linguist at CLARIN (an ESFRI project).