I am working as a coordinator for the Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES) with special focus on the data management at the central SITES Secretariat, which is situated at the Department of Aquatic Science and Assessment. I have a special interest in distributed infrastructures, long-term monitoring and collaborative aspects of national and international projects. Openly available monitoring data provided to a large research community helps to address future challenges, e.g. biodiversity loss, climate change and land use change. My work at SITES aims to strengthen the research community in Sweden and abroad by offering unique accessibility to data and research stations in a collaborative context. This is where I see the core value of my work.