Matthias Reiter-Pázmándy is Deputy Head of the Department for Social Sciences and Humanities in the Directorate General for Scientific Research and International Relations in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). After studying Sociology he worked several years in Market and Opinion Research before joining the Ministry. He represents Austria in several committees in the field of research policy and SSH. Currently he is delegate in the Programme Committee for Societal Challenge 6 in Horizon 2020, in the General Assemblies of the research infrastructures CESSDA (Consortium of Social Science Data Archives in Europe), ESS (European Social Survey) and SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe), as well as in the ESFRI Strategic Working Group on Social and Cultural Innovation.